2020-YOU-Annual-Report - Flipbook - Page 5
Y.O.U. advances youth success and builds youth resilience through programs that foster
academic, social, and emotional growth. These include school-based and communitybased programs and services.
Y.O.U. provides a comprehensive continuum of Out-
continuum. Elementary youth learn coding basics. Middle
of-School-Time (OST) Programs from 3rd through
schoolers can participate in more challenging First LEGO
12th grade, partnering with 11 schools and 4 school
League coding and robotics projects. By high school,
districts. Family engagement and clinical services are
youth are utilizing Y.O.U.’s Makerspace to engage in
fully integrated into OST Programs. The clinical services
projects ranging from complex circuitry to drone-making.
Y.O.U. Youth & Family Counselors provide include case
management and individual, family, and group therapy.
Y.O.U.’s OST Programs are built within the developmental
TR ANSITIONS ARE KEY
framework Foundations for Young Adult Success by the
Y.O.U.’s Level Up and Highway to High
University of Chicago Consortium on School Research.
School support 5th and 8th graders,
Within this framework, Y.O.U. carefully designs and
respectively, each spring before transitions
selects tailored program components to engage youth
along a path of exposure, exploration, and experience.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
opportunities at Y.O.U. are just one example of how
to middle and high school. Peer is Y.O.U.’s
comprehensive summer bridge experience
for rising 9th graders.
programming deepens as youth move along this
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