YOUTH ACTION PROJECT

Rating: 4.5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 600 North Arrowhead Ave Ste 300 San Bemardino CA 92401 USA

Mission: The Youth Action Project is a non-profit organization that works to empower youth and young adults to develop the skills and habits needed to experience economic and social success
Results: 43% of the students served this year successfully passed both sections of the California High School Exit Exam
Target demographics: youth and young adults ages 14-25 who come from low-income families. Students who have not passed the California High School Exit Exam. College students who have one or more barriers to employment.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 200
Geographic areas served: County of San Bernardino
Programs: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT YAP uses a peer-to-peer and near-to-peer approach in its programming. Youth are connected to positive adults who teach and model appropriate behaviors and life skills. EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT Students obtain essential skills and strategies necessary for success in, through, and beyond high school. ECONOMIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT YAP assists young people in becoming self-sufficient through a series of financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurial development and community organizing activities.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Youth Action Project is constantly offering activities and events to get youth involved. Joseph Washington the director is a real motivator for others to follow.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A little, but mostly from their informative monthly newsletter.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Role: Former volunteer
Rating: 5 stars  

I have nothing but good things to say about this community organization. All staff and volunteers were dedicated to educating high school students and the entire community. It's nothing but smooth sailing every time they run an outreach program, and they manage to touch hundreds of people's lives every year. Everyone who has contributed to this particular organization deserves a big kudos.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've grown as a person and learned more about myself by volunteering. YAP has taught me the value of reaching out to the community and working together to create a better life for everyone.

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

This is one of the few volunteer organizations which seems to be running full steam ahead 24/7. There's nothing you can change about how efficient this program is running.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I felt continuously connected to my community. This is something I hardly felt with most other volunteer organizations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Everyone was a blast! Being a part of YAP was one of my fondest memories.

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

YAP can ensure that every student in Southern California gets the tutoring they need to pass their exams.

Ways to make it better...

There's nothing you can change about this organization. It's great!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding is continually getting tighter, when things were already dismal to begin with. YAP needs more funding!

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-5-01

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