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Youth City Network

Rating: 4.64 stars   14 reviews 1,318

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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
www.youthcitynetwork.org

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Youth City Network has a great mission and is much needed in the community. Lucretia has a great passion and sincerely cares about the kids. We do have many obstacles such as resources and funding. Continued support is very necessary!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The youth City Network is a great avenue for kids, talents, and people with aspiring dreams/goals. It's a place where you can be around and interact with positive people. I recommend this place to any youth in kansas city, and parents looking to for positive, constructive places to send their kids! �AY-MusiK� ‏

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

Quite well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Youth city network has and will continue to become more of a vital outreach network in the Kansas City, Ks, society. To see so many young people become so willing to share their opinion and open up in an environment they feel safe and wanted; that's an unbeatable feeling. These are the programs that should be further exposed. People like Lucretia Sullivan should be the headliners of our tomorrows papers. I will continue to support YCN and and do what i can to help out to elevate and reach more of our inner city youth!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for use City Network and I have watched many children grow through this non profit organization. I have also witness children's self a steam rise and not just because students but also become a volunteer their self. I'm glade that use City Network exist.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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