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Youth Led

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy

Location

6666 W. Washington Ave 101Las Vegas, NV 89107 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mission: Youth Led provides a caring and safe space for youth grades 6 th -8 th by facilitating experiences such as reading strategies for comprehension, teen talk on real-world issues, managing emotions, and establishing positive relationships through role play. Vision: For youth to use the educational and developmental skills they’ve gained for future success and empowerment through their challenges at home, school, and with others.

Description

All my life as a kid not one of my life’s transitional challenges were explained to me. I never felt like I had an outlet to talk about the things I was experiencing as a child before and after foster care. I didn’t feel like it was safe to share with others that I was a foster kid, I mean after all, I was still trying to figure out what was happening. The only thing I was focused on was SURVIVAL and staying out of the way.

Youth Led is designed to help middle school youth to transition through their challenges and obstacles with a education and leadership curriculum, community service projects, problem solving, critical thinking and fundraising events that will allow them to gain positive exposure and be an influence to others.

Year 1: 6th graders Self-Awareness becoming aware 2.5 hours twice a week

Students will focus on self awareness, interpersonal awareness, and self advocacy through a SELF- unit. A development curriculum on leadership through interactive activities, community service, and goal challenges. Students will understand why self awareness is important for future success. Students will also learn reading strategies for comprehension to become stronger readers. Students will participate in youth day events and creative expression workshops.



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