Wyman Center, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Sports

Location: 600 Kiwanis Dr Eureka MO 63025 USA

Mission: More than 30 years of youth development research is identifying key factors that help young people prepare for success in family life, social relationships, economic self-sufficiency and civic life. At the same time, researchers and demographers, as well as concerned parents, educators and youth work practitioners, have good reason to be concerned about the struggles faced by many of today''s parents, families and schools, the very places that once contributed so wholesomely to the development of young people. To address this urgent need, Wyman is preparing young people for success in three critical areas of life: healthy family and social relationships; economic self-sufficiency; and community involvement. We''re accomplishing this by teaching youth to be productive in school and work; to connect to community and family; and to be able to navigate in diverse environments and make healthy choices. Wyman''s philosophy, grounded in the most current national research, is that keeping young people "problem free" is simply not enough. We must help them be "fully prepared" to lead successful lives and build strong communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with Wyman has been a Wonderful trip. its help me to identfiy who iam and what i wanna be. I started out in the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) at the age of 11 and then i graduated at 18 and in those year i became a honor roll student. Once I graduated highschool i came back to work for Wyman teaching other what i've learn and helping them to found themselves one teen at a time. Wyman's been a wonderful place for me and iam very thankful that i found them and that helped me. They also helped me bring out my passion for cooking they took me the american cancer society to cook. it was so wonerful that we countued to go there and now our kids go there to cook . We also we to this School call Wilkinson to watch over kids while there parents went to the pto meeting and that help me identiy my passion for youth develpoment. Wyman is a good organization and i want change one thing about it.
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Wyman is all about teens. I am so impressed with the young people in our leadership program that I was delighted to invite several to join me in Jeff City and to "follow" a day of a Senator. They were fantastic.

It has been a privilege to work on future planning of Wyman and then to share our plans with DESE, the State dept of Elementary and Secondary Education. Our TOP ,Teen Outreach Program is applicable to all school districts -and is growing rapidly.

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watching it's growth over the last five years. As a Junior League member some 20 years ago I was involved with the early development of TOP and to see it change, expand to all youh and grow is so rewarding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand our resources to allow us to develop a broad pr campaign to sell TOP to all school districts across the nation,

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I'm very grateful to have experienced the entire Wyman Center Inc. Teen Leadership Program. As a parent of one of the teens Wyman has included me, made me feel important and also has educated me on how to raise and listen to my daughter. Our relationship has grown tremendously and we actually can laugh at our not so happy moments withought the attitudes. I can see the growth the program has had on my daugher as well as myself. Since our family was broken up early in my daughters life due to my divorce, it wasn't expected for her to accomplish much due to the rough start. Thanks to programs like Wyman where it doesn't matter where you started just that you have a willing and cooperative desire anything is possible. This is my daughter's last year with the program and I mean she has traveled to places we never would have been able to afford, she has been exposed to the environment: surviving outside and the awareness of trees, plants, birds,etc., met people that have really helped her along the way - the staff is OUTSTANDING, developed relationships with other teens and the list continues to grow on and on. The program encourages her to do good in School, Home and the Community. Thank you for this opportunity to share a few words of appreciation.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many more youth and make our world a better place.

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2009-4-01

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