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Youth City Network

Rating: 4.72 stars   18 reviews 1,678

Address:

Kansas City KS 66104 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to utilize the arts to cultivate and develop self-empowerment, community service, higher education, and self-expression within adolescents aged 11-18.

Results:

In September 2009, we piloted an after school program in Kansas City, Kansas. With school support and volunteers we were able to build a great curriculum, bring in guest speakers, and transport students to various cultural events throughout the city. We've watch youth grow in their talents and become self motivated leaders among their peers. We've also worked hard to create partnerships and collaborations that will lead to making a impact with youth in the community. Collaborations with the YMCA and Poetry groups such as Om1 has led us to new heights.

Target demographics:

After School Program (6th-8th graders)Teen Mic Night ( 8th-12th graders)Low Income YouthAt-Risk

Geographic areas served:

Kansas City, Kansas

Programs:

Teen Mic Nights Talent Events After School Program

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913 991 7606
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My son has benefited greatly from his experience working with the leadership of YCN. They are a positive force in the community and Kansas City in general for all youth. They encourage teens to use their gifts and talents in a positive way and to make a difference in their own lives and community. I appreciate their faithfulness and commitment to our city and it's youth. My son looks forward to attending and meeting with the leaders and other youth to learn from one another and encourage each other too. I would highly recommend YCN!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

YCN is good for expressing yourself. I like when we do shout outs. It helps me not to be shy. I like the snacks.If the program was not on Tuesday i would be at home on facebook and snapchat. When i come to the meting I i like meting new people.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

YCN is the best. It has helped me a lot. We have had great experiences. We have a lot of fun games. YCN has taught me how to write better. If YCN was not here, I would not have met new people. Also, the shout outs are great. During the shout outs we get to say what we have done. My Tuesdays would be very boring if the program was not here. Kisses- Gimena =)

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Like, this is an awesome program and everything we do is so much fantasical. We wrote and ate and shared things about each other that we didn't want to share prior to the program. It really is greater than expectation!!!! 5 stars!!!!!!!:-)

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the best programs in the Wyandotte County area. Gives teens a chance to voice their problems, concerns and talents. A positive and uplifting environment. Great job!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

YCN is a critical piece in our community. They give our youth chances to acknowledge their talent, then put it to good use. They work extremely hard trying to make a positive impact!

 
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I enjoy the opportunity for teens to be able to show off talents and/or skills without being scrutinized and judged. So if you ever get a chance to go to atleast one of the Teen Mic Nights you might end up in a dance battle.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

To see the impact that Youth City Network has had on so many kids is remarkable. In just a few short years Youth City Network has managed to improve the lives of so many students in the Kansas City Metro area.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Youth City Network is a great after school program that teaches kids about the Arts. I was asked to come down and teach an improv workshop. The kids were really responsive to the lessons. We had a great day of improv acceptance and being comfortable with being silly. Some of the exercises we did were: Redball, Yes, Seven things, and the Ad game. It went so well I was asked to come back. The second workshop we went over characters. We worked on some exercises that helped develop characters and scene work. The kids had even more fun the second time. This program is a great way for the kids to get some positive reinforcement in there lives.
If you are interested in a Improv Workshop you can contact me through email at masongtthecomic@yahoo.com.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In a school district where the Arts are dwindling and Creativity is frowned upon Youth City Network is filling a void in young people’s minds’ and hearts’. Youth City Network has been able to give young people a creative outlet. Youth City Network gave young people a voice and it was through that voice that those young people became empowered. Over the course of the school year it was wonderful to see young people become invested in themselves, their thoughts and the output of their thoughts. It was also wonderful to see the youth in Youth City Network become a family; they were able to create a bond with each other that will hopefully keep each other safe through high school and college career. The lessons they learned on how to use their voices and word will give them an added advantage in life.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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