GUIDING KIDS TO BRIGHT FUTURES

MISSION

Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life.

VISION

Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every elementary and high school student.  Because we believe that success in school is not only possible but should be achieved and celebrated, we are present in the schools to facilitate an environment that truly engages students in the learning process, and through careful guidance, enables them to realize their full potential and graduate with a meaningful plan for successfully managing life.

HISTORY

Founded in 1924 as the Church Mission of Help, Youth Guidance was originally formed to assist girls in need of shelter, clothing, medical care, financial help, legal assistance, and educational/vocational opportunities.

14976

KIDS SERVED

95%

IMPROVED GRADUATION RATES

250

SERVICES

676

SCHOOLS SERVED

TODAY

Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs and capacity-building initiatives, directly serving about 13,000 youth while touching the lives of hundreds more parents, schools and local communities.

WE MEET KIDS WHERE THEY ARE

Our specific and strategically developed delivery areas are:

Counseling & Prevention
(BAM®, WOW℠, STRIVE);
Community & Afterschool
(Parent & Family Engagement, Full-Service Community Schools, Extended Day & Enrichment); and
Career Readiness and Success
(Project Prepare®, @Work Initiative, and Project Prepare Blue).