Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable at-risk children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, succeed in school and in life.
Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every inner-city elementary and high school student. Because we believe that success in school is not only possible but should be achieved and celebrated, we are present in schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students in the learning process, and through careful guidance, enables them to realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life.
Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving more than 10,000 youth while touching the lives of hundreds more parents, schools and local communities. Our specific and strategically developed delivery areas are: Counseling & Prevention (BAM®, WOW℠, STRIVE); Community & Afterschool (Parent & Family Engagement, Full-Service Community Schools, Extended Day & Enrichment); and Youth Workforce Development (Project Prepare®, Project Prepare Blue and AmeriCorps). Each area is mission-oriented, carrying its own targets and benchmarks. Each is vital to the agency’s success.