What We Do

Our Programs

We welcome all youth to take part in educational, social, spiritual, and service-oriented programming -- four integral areas of youth development

Educational

College prep, graduate mentor program, tutoring, life skills, leadership and job training

Social

Developing a healthy mind, body and spirit in social interactions and peer relationships

Cultural

Inclusivity and social justice workshops, retreats, support groups, cultural festivals and outings and museums

Service-oriented

Civic responsibility classes, local service days, annual immersion trip to the Mexican Border, community panels and more

Programs
by Day/Time & Age

Haven(LGBT Support)
Once a month, daily in July & August
All ages welcome (based on maturity)
Afterschool
Daily 2:30-5:00pm
Ages 10-15

Youth Night
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-9:00pm 
Ages 12-19

College Academy (College & Career Preparation)
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-9:00pm
Ages 16-19
Littles
Mondays 5:00-8:00pm
Ages 7-12

Summer
Daily in July & August
Ages 12-19

Graduate Mentoring
Third Wednesday 6:30-9:00pm
Ages 18-25

Categories and examples

Educational
  • Daily homework help and tutoring
  • College preparation and visits
    • SAT tutoring, essay and college application assistance, FAFSA training
    • Private information sessions and tours at colleges
  • Life skills workshops
    • Professional speaker series:
      Time and Money Management
      Job Training and Placement
      Effective Communication Skills
      Stress Management
  • Starting and running a small business
    • Christmas wreath sales
    • Local entrepreneur and business owner speakers and presenters
  • Leadership Team
    • Youth leaders identified, taught leadership skills at weekend retreat and reinforced with bi-weekly meetings
  • Trips to museums and cultural events
  • Healthy dinners each program night
Service-Oriented
  • Immersion trip to the US/Mexico border
  • Neighborhood and campus cleanup days
  • Participation in community panels
Spiritual
  • Monthly spiritual gatherings
  • Retreats centered around personal growth, leadership and relationship building
  • Speakers on faith and social justice
  • Gratitude circle at every program
Social
  • Afternoon clubs include boot camp, Venture Crew, current events, golf, tennis, Haven, Girls’ Circle, and yoga
  • Open gym basketball nights
  • Trips to local sporting events and amusement parks
  • Skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and boating
  • Jersey shore trips
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