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.
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.
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.