Profiles: Youth

Archive for the ‘Youth’ Category

Agape for Youth

Agape for Youth

In Agape for Youth’s Family Reunification program, thus far 90 percent of youth initially sent to out-of-home placements remain with their birth families after successfully completing the reunification program. 

City Gospel Mission’s Whiz Kids

City Gospel Mission’s Whiz Kids

In greater Cincinnati, over 1400 volunteers participate in the City Gospel Mission’sWhiz Kids tutoring program. Leaders at the public elementary schools they’re serving say the program is making a big difference.  

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Foster youth in the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program are three times more likely to be adopted than those not involved in this unique, child-focused model. So far the initiative has helped 222 Ohio kids find forever families.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited- Rapid Response

Youth Opportunities Unlimited- Rapid Response

Youth Opportunities Unlimited’s ability to “gear up fast” is the key to its success in taking advantage of governmental funding for summer jobs programs for at-risk teens. Putting Thousands of Youth to Work–Fast! Between political gridlock and budget pressures inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway, it’s hard to predict from year to year whether the federal Department of Labor will supply funds to localities to underwrite summer youth employment programs. “You might

Youth Opportunities Unlimited- Jobs Program

Youth Opportunities Unlimited- Jobs Program

In Youth Opportunities Unlimited’s City of Cleveland Frank G. Jackson Summer Youth Employment Program, teens work in “green” jobs and learn about environmental conservation.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Youth Opportunities Unlimited’s Impact Programs improve at-risk youth’s commitment to education while preparing them for jobs in the real world.  

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offer stellar interactive learning programs for kids at the Zoo—and brings a taste of the Zoo experience to classrooms throughout the city.  

Belmont County Extension Service

Belmont County Extension Service

The interactive program Road Trip: Life–Navigating Your Future teaches teenage girls how to live healthier lives and make smarter life choices. 

Operation Keepsake, Inc.

Operation Keepsake, Inc.

Operation Keepsake Inc.  builds strong adolescents through life skills programming that engages youth themselves in leadership roles, where they write and produce their own publications and organize special events and campaigns to address relevant issues. 

Harmony House, Inc.

Harmony House, Inc.

Harmony House’s Children’s Advocacy Center offers a child-focused setting that implements thoughtful policies aimed at minimizing the emotional turmoil abused kids go through as they tell authorities about trauma they have suffered.

Alliance for Healthy Youth: RSVP Program

Alliance for Healthy Youth: RSVP Program

Alliance for Healthy Youth’s healthy lifestyle initiative for middle-school students—the Responsible Social Values Program (RSVP)—has empowered thousands of Ohio adolescents to make good decisions and to resist peer pressure to engage in sex and drugs.   

Relationships under Construction

Relationships under Construction

Relationships Under Construction (RUC) teaches basic principles for relationships and marriage that are essential for healthy families in the future. Focusing on the benefits of saving sex for marriage, RUC is making significant headway in reducing teenage pregnancies, abortions, and STDs across 32 of Ohio’s counties.