purpose is to help enrich the lives of young people through life building activities and instruction in the areas of education, employment, health, mentoring, and community service.
The SOS Program provides options for disadvantaged youth and young adults of all ethnicities and backgrounds who have completed high school but have limited skills to obtain living wage jobs. The program is intended to give these out-of-school youth the skills, job training or retraining, technical assistance, career counseling and work experience they need in order to secure full time employment in one of San Bernardino County’s fastest growing industries–Transportation and Logistics.
The Youth Advocacy Training is designed to reduce the number of incarcerated youth, give young people a voice and to help recruit new members for the From Pistols 2 Pencils Program.
During this training youth are educated their rights, on policies and laws that affect them and trained to be youth organizers and to create campaigns to lobby for institutional and community changes that are of importance to them.
The Successfully Motivating African Americans through Resiliency Training (SMAART) program includes the following services and presentations: Peacemakers, Cultural Awareness, Meet a Mentor, Educational Workshops, Effective Black Parenting, SMAART is a provider of mental health services, under contract with the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health Services and funded by the Mental Health Services Act (proposition 63)
The Homeless Youth Street Outreach Team is developed to meet the needs of the local runaway and homeless youth community. The current outreach schedule is Monday through Friday from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm and Saturdays from 12 – 5 pm.
Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy’s African American Student Achievement Program (AASAP) is a program designed to address and reduce suspensions through effective implementation of positive behavior support systems. AASAP is a goal oriented program designed to support the educational and professional aspirations of African American Students. The Program seeks to increase the completion of developmental courses, retention and graduation rates. To accomplish this, the program increases exposure to educational, professional, and civic opportunities.
The African American Student Achievement Program through mentoring will seek to:
• Improved Self Confidence and Self Esteem
• Increase Motivation
• Broaden horizons and experience of students
• Raise Achievements and Aspirations
• Build Relationships
• Establish Employment Development Skills
• Support to Graduation