Because Children Deserve Every Chance for Success
What is the difference between a child that grows up to be a healthy, independent, contributing member of our community and a child who doesn’t?
A safe, stable, and nurturing environment. Where a child ends up typically has everything to do with where they began. All children have risk factors and protective factors. At the Youth and Family Center, we work to help strengthen the protective factors, and ensure that the risk factors don’t dictate a child’s future. Our approach is designed to increase the skills, resources, and support local children and parents need to overcome challenges.
At the Youth and Family Center, we provide programs and recreational activities in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment that improve first and second chances for success, so all children can have a bright future.
Our STREAMERS Summer Camp program emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, Reading, Entrepreneurship, and Social and Emotional Learning. This program is offered completely free of charge, and serves students by preparing them for the next school year as well as providing them a safe, secure, and FUN summer environment. Students go on field trips, play sports, learn new skills, and stay academically engaged at our neighborhood camp. We partner with other community organizations to give our campers a chance to engage in many different ways, and provide free breakfast and lunch every day of camp, which runs for over a month.
Learning continues after the bell at the Youth and Family Center. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing and engaging learning environment for children in the community. With great student-to-teacher ratios and experienced and loving staff, we are committed to not only caring for youth, but also their families. We believe a quality learning experience decreases the risk of youth becoming involved in unproductive behaviors and sets the tone for their future success.
At the Youth and Family Center we believe that:
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Providing educational and recreational experiences comes naturally to us. Our dedicated staff have years of experience in after school settings, traditional classrooms, and as leaders in school systems.
In our programs, each student receives:
WHO CAN COME?
Our program is designed for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. We operate Monday-Friday from 3:30pm to 6 p.m.
Our programs aren’t only for younger students! We also host a Community Champs program, pairing high school aged teens with seniors and giving them paid jobs helping seniors with home repair and cleaning. This program is funded through a grant, so our seniors receive these services for free, while our Community Champs get to earn a paycheck and have a reliable after school activity! This program emphasizes job training skills, and our Community Champs get opportunities to learn skills that will carry them far into the future, including practice with job applications, writing resumes, and more. Contact us to get involved!