Youth Success Funded Programs
Afterschool and Summer Programs for Teens (age 12-19) - Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA
The afterschool program is a comprehensive youth development program that focuses on three primary outcome areas: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. Programs include STEM, health and fitness, the arts, college and career readiness, and character and leadership development. In addition, for teen programming BGC places heavy emphasis on workforce development. Teens receive soft skills training, participate in mock interviews, assistance with resume writing, access to professional attire, visit college campuses, and are immersed in job shadowing experiences. Camp X-STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics) is a 6-week, full-day, summer enrichment program. During the first week, teens will focus on the arts with X-STREAM Live. X-STREAM Fitness week will culminate in a fun-filled Field Day. X-Stream Minds will empower young minds by experimenting with science utilizing coding, robotics, and 3D printing. X-Stream Leaders will build character through community service projects. In the sixth week, students will become stewards of the environment through X-Stream Green receiving lesson in agriculture, recycling, the water cycle, and animal conservation. During the school year, members receive a healthy snack and dinner each day. In order to ensure program outcomes are obtained, parents and caregivers are engaged weekly with newsletters and monthly with parent engagement events.
Autism Support Services - Easter Seals East Georgia, Inc.
This program has been designed to provide transition services to young adults on the autism spectrum who desire to participate effectively in academic, vocational, and recreational pursuits after high school and into full adulthood. These individuals are provided guidance in how to comfortably navigate and establish social networks, access academic assistance through campus services, prepare effectively for job interviews and to adjust socially while in job training or to new jobs.
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