EMPOWERING YOUTH, INSPIRING FUTURES
A Century of Impact
As we stand on the threshold of a momentous milestone, I am filled with immense pride and gratitude to announce that Youth Guidance is celebrating 100 years. This incredible journey from our modest beginnings to becoming a national force for positive change has been shaped by the unwavering commitment of our community, partners, and, most importantly, the countless lives we have touched.
Michelle Adler-MorrisonCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
CENTURY OF IMPACT STORY BANK
Celebrating Youth Guidance Through 100 Years of Stories
Youth Guidance’s centennial anniversary is our collective time to honor the stories of our alumni who have grown through our programming, staff alumni who have made tremendous contributions over the decades, current students whose voices amplify the need of this generation, and current staff who are making incredible impact every day on behalf of our youth. We are compiling the stories that amplify Youth Guidance’s mission, vision and core values.
Guiding Kids to Bright Futures
Youth Guidance’s Becoming A Man® program (BAM®) is a school-based group counseling program that guides young men in 6th to 12th grades to learn, internalize and practice social cognitive skills, make responsible decisions for their future and become positive members of their school and community.
The Working on Womanhood (WOW) program is a school-based, trauma-informed group counseling program that improves the social-emotional competencies for girls in 6th to 12th grades who are exposed to traumatic stressors in under-resourced communities.
Community & After School Programs (CAP) at Youth Guidance is a transformative initiative that revolves around neighborhood public schools, inviting youth, families, and communities into a culture of learning.
Youth Guidance’s Career Readiness & Success (CRS) programs play a pivotal role in bridging the opportunity gap for youth from under-resourced communities.
Community Connections is a program that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic to address the various challenges faced by families, including grief, loss, economic hardships, isolation, and mental health concerns.
Youth Guidance’s Evolve initiative is a Tier 2 educator led social-emotional learning (SEL) program designed to provide training and implementation resources to 2-3 school-based staff per school to implement the most effective components of the organization’s evidence-based SEL programs — Becoming a Man (BAM) & Working on Womanhood (WOW).