OUTREACH PROGRAM

Prevention & Intervention

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In partnership with the Safe Communities Task Force, our Prevention and Intervention programs match youth living in areas impacted by group violence with mentors to build positive relationships and connect with opportunities and resources. These young people are more vulnerable due to geographic location, economic hardship, friends or family members affiliated with gangs/group violence, and other factors. The Outreach Program utilizes a team-based approach that combines prevention strategies, community outreach, and targeted interventions.

Through the Prevention and Intervention programs, youth receive individual and group support from staff mentors in the Clubs. Both one-on-one mentorship and group work provide a place for youth to connect, build healthy relationships, access resources, and engage in pro-social, educational, and vocational opportunities.

H.O.P.E: HELP ONE PERSON EVERY DAY

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Boys & Girls Clubs’ H.O.P.E. Team connects youth ages 13-24 in volunteer and community engagement in service projects. Youth interest and perspective drive service projects which include monthly community dinners, preparing and delivering meals to the homeless population, and recently adopting a neighborhood park as caretakers hosting regular clean-ups. The team also partners with local community agencies for service opportunities.

Our H.O.P.E. Team mentors work to inspire and empower all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

“Everything that is done in this world is done with HOPE.” – Martin Luther

For more information please contact a member of the Outreach Program Team:

Ashley Davis                      

Ashley@mybgc.org

Phil Cason               

phil@mybgc.org

Mariele Balasbas

outreach.coordinator@mybgc.org