Community For Youth Programs
Mentors and students meet weekly throughout the school year. The program consists of a rotation of program activities:
- Large group activities
- Match time with mentor/student
- Training and coaching for mentors
Workshops are designed to reinforce and expand the learning that began at the launch courses. Each workshop includes an opportunity for students and mentors to acknowledge each other and take responsibility for their actions and behaviors.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Our current cohort of students had an overall average GPA increase from 2.4 to 2.8 between last school year and this year. Of that same-student pool, 75% improved their math grades and 71% increased the language arts grades during the same period; it is safe to say that our program works! Community for Youth currently needs to expand the number of students who it serves. The need is tremendous and while CfY may not be able to serve every student it has a special and unique program in its arsenal and needs to be more widely deployed!