Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES)
la at yes-inc dot org
Community Action Youth Programs
... inspires young people to build community in partnership with guiding adults. CAYP provides free youth development programs for young people ages 9-21 in the Hampshire, Franklin, and North Quabbin regions including youth groups, individual case management, and community events. It specializes in leadership development, community service and engagement, employment readiness, and diversity support (including gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity). Projects and events offer a way for youth to get involved with short-term community service projects and community events, such as a neighborhood clean-up, hosting a community meal, and a series of youth led workshops on topics ranging from the arts, to self esteem, to becoming an entrepreneur. Programs include Shout Out! (community service learning for ages 14-19); Youth VOICE (Voicing Our Ideas through Community Engagement, for ages 16-19); Generation Q & TREE (confidential social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their straight allies, and opportunities for trans identified and gender non-conforming youth, all for youth ages 12-21); Youth Works (skill-building program focused on employment support, advocacy, and education for income-eligible youth, ages 14-21); Employment Readiness Support (individual supports in education or employment for ages 14-21); and Open Act ( after-school group for early adolescents).
youthprograms at communityaction dot us
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