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"In the darkest times of my life, the youth center has been the place to light the path for me to follow, in order to find my own light to shine." - Jacqueline, Youth Center Participant
Youth Impacted Each Year
Our youth centers and homes are havens for young people to be nurtured, counseled and supported when they often have nowhere else to turn. With us, young people find a refuge from the challenges they face coming of age in low-income neighborhoods – from homelessness to gang violence and limited job opportunities. Our ‘Safe Space’ Youth Centers and homes are secure places to build strong relationships with staff and peers, to get help with school work, to gain referrals for food or housing and other basic needs, and to develop skills and build pathways for career success. Below are just a few of the resources and opportunities we offer to youth at our many drop-in centers:
Media Centers inside each of our Youth Centers provide access to basics like word processing and advanced technology like music recording and video production. Youth engage with technology they can’t afford at home and opportunities to build skills for competitive 21st Century careers. Discover videos and other creative projects produced by our youth.