Solar Youth

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 53 Wayfarer St New Haven CT 06515 USA

Mission:  Solar Youth provides opportunities for young people to develop a positive sense of self and connection and commitment to others through programs that incorporate environmental exploration, leadership and community service.
Results: Solar Youth has worked with over 2,500 youth since our founding in 2000.
Target demographics: Our target audience is youth who reside in New Haven’s low income communities. These youth are faced with incredible challenges such as poverty, crime and violence in their communities, and are in great need of positive supports and opportunities to succeed.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 450
Geographic areas served: New Haven
Programs: After-school program hosted by a school or neighborhood that follows our program model, Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach! Youth learn about their local environment then develop a Community Service Action Project to address an issue they define, and a Public Education Project to teach what they learned and accomplished to others.
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EIN 06-1600471
203-387-4189
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

An organization that makes a difference in youth and families lives in one of the most needed neighborhood. Superior management and leadership with orientation to results and real impact

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

make a real change in more youth life

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About every month

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2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Solar Youth has an outstanding and replicable model for the development of leadership skills, targeting underprivileged youth. The organization is extremely lean with high proportion of funds going to programs.

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

expand to provide needed services to other areas of New Haven and other cities in Connecticut.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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