After-school Programs and Summer Programs are provided for neighborhoods in which children and families may not otherwise have access to youth development and enrichment opportunities. The groups offer structured activities that promote social and emotional learning in a safe environment. Youth Services partners closely with the schools and communities to identify which areas would benefit from this type of programming. Transportation is provided to and from the agency in order to increase accessibility for children and families to participate. Summer Programs also include outings to nearby locations, such as local parks, pools, and recreational centers. Our youth development programs benefit from volunteer support through preparation of supplies and food.
Study Buddies is a free academic-support program designed for children in grades 1-8. A small group of children is paired with a Study Buddy, who is a generous volunteer student from a local high school or an adult from the community. In addition to providing homework help, the program also focuses on relationship building and mentorship. To learn more about this program and how you can volunteer, visit our Study Buddies webpage.
For more information about these programs or to schedule an intake appointment, please email Nelida.Figueroa@ysgn.org or call 847-724-2620.