Southwest Key Program, Inc.
Rating: 4.33 stars 6 6 reviews
6002 Jain Lane Austin TX 78721 USA
The mission is opening doors to opportunity, so individuals can achieve their dreams.
Unaccompanied minors program- serve youth who enter the united states without parents or adult guardians and have been detained by immigration officials. As one of the largest providers of shelter services to unaccompanied minors in the united states, our program encourages the development of personal, social, academic, and vocational skills while the minors await reunification with their families and/or resolution of their legal case. Minors are provided with education, counseling, casework management, recreation, and medical services. Our program honors and respects individual cultures and traditions, as well as offers opportunities for acculturation. These humanitarian services are provided in a nurturing, strength based environment.
the organization operates 68 programs with over 4,155 employees in six states impacting over 6,000 children and families on a daily basis.
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Southwest Key is a dynamic national organization that isn't afraid to get creative and try new things. I had the privilege to be a graduate intern there in 2010 and get involved with everything from strategic planning to job coaching program design to creating anger management activities for middle schoolers in their charter school.
I love what they're doing with cultural arts and prevention in general. I've stayed on there in 2011 as a volunteer with one of my favorite pilot programs -- a hip hop and creative writing program that counts as community service hours for teens on probation. Amazing staff, good stuff, enough said!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've seen teens change from sullen and shy to lively performers who didn't know they had a knack for writing, and didn't know an audience would listen to what they had to say.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand the cultural arts programming to raise up communities so that they avoid poverty, probation and prison!