SAVING OUR YOUTH

CTW PROGRAM

CollegeTradeWork

The Saving Our Youth CTW Program’s Mission is for our students to have RESISTANCE:

 

 

Resist drugs

         Escape poverty

                 Secure the future

                         Integrity in their actions

                                   Stand for what’s right

                                           Tough out the rough

                                                    Act with good morals

                                                             Not accept the nonsense

                                                                      Change the outcomes

                                                                                 Embrace it all with Love

 

 

Our future is in the hands of our youth, they are the ones we must depend on to take us into our golden years with hope for the future.  So, our youth need to have resistance. To have resistance, they must have the proper guidance and education. That’s where Saving Our Youth VA comes in with programs to help them become our future leaders with our CTW program.

 

College

For our college bound leaders, our Higher Education program helps them reach their goals of achieving degrees which need 4-8 year college education levels. We offer them logistical support, life skills and social supports needed to enter colleges and achieve college degrees.    

 

Our target students would be interested in entering the fields of law or medicine. Although the program is not limited to those fields, we chose those fields because our target area is majority minority youths and there is a very disproportionate number of minorities that enter those fields.  Approximately 44% of the population of the United States of America is minorities, with 11% of those being African American.  Yet, only 10% of all attorneys in the USA are minorities. Very disproportionately low numbers hold true in the medical fields as well. 

 

Program Activities outside of our common activities:

Each student will have a Higher Education Coordinator that will help them with:

  • Career mentoring

  • SAT Prep

  • College Tours

  • Financial Aid Counseling

  • RPS College Tracking

 

 

Trade School

Trade and vocational schools have been underrated and frowned upon for so long. But that undeserved stigma is rapidly changing. More and more students are starting to look for a different path to a career, especially now that the cost of advanced education is leaving people with sticker shock and massive amounts of debt. It’s no secret that those with bachelor’s degrees or higher have larger earning potential than those who stopped at a high school diploma. However, when you weigh in the heavy-duty loan that has to be paid off once a job is secured, the bachelor’s degree doesn’t seem so fancy anymore. It might actually be a burden.

 

Our target youth would be students interested in careers that don’t necessarily need college degrees but have chosen career fields where further education by other sources are needed. These are jobs like Auto Repair, Electrician, Elevator Installer/Repair, Radiation Therapist, Web Developer, Dental Hygienist, and Diagnostic Medical Sonographer to name some of the high paying fields.

 

Program Activities outside of our common activities:

Each student will have a Trade School Coordinator that will help them with:

  • Career Mentoring or Internship with an organization in their field chose

  • The Trade School Coordinator will send out letters to the associating companies.

  • Summer employment with that organization

 

Work

At Saving Our Youth, we know that not everyone is cut out for college, or even trade or vocational school.  For that reason, our School to Work Program provides students with workplace mentoring and a planned program for employment when they graduate from high school.

 

Our target audience is students that are not interested in post education classes and students who have not made a career choice yet. If they make a decision on a career that needs college or trade classes they will be transferred to the correct program.

 

This program is also for youth that have graduated, ages 18-24. Through our Jobs for Life Classes we will help them get job ready and then assist with them getting employment.

 

Program Activities outside of our common activities:

Each student will have a School to Work Coordinator that will help them with:

  • Career Mentoring or Internship with an organization in their field chose if the student has a preferred field  (ages 14-18)

  • The School to Work Coordinator will send out letters to the associating companies.

  • Summer employment with an organization  (ages 16-18)

 

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Activities Open to All Students

  • Homework Center, Monday and Wednesday 3:00PM-4:00PM

  • Resurgence, Wednesday 5:45PM-7:30PM

  • Debate Team

  • Public Speaking

  • Morality According to Scripture (TBD)

  • Quality of Life Youth (matched up with an adult)

  • Community Service Activities that can be counted for school service hours requirements

  • Misc student field trips and fun activities

 

Partnering Activities Open to All Students

  • Change Makers  (3rd Thursday of the month 5:00PM-7:00PM)

  • Lyrics and Beats (Monday and Wednesdays 4:00PM-7:00PM)

 

 

 

LOGISTICS

 

When a student signs up for the program, the Executive Director will meet with them to see what their wants and needs are so that a personal plan for each student can be done.

 

Then, the ED will meet with the students and their parent(s) to get their signed consent.

 

The student information will then be given to the appropriate program coordinator. The program coordinator will be responsible for working with the students with the items under their program lead. The PC will report directly to the ED with student reports weekly.

 

 

SUPPORT NEEDED

  • Locate volunteers to fill the College, Trade School, and School to Work Coordinator roles.

© 2019 by Saving Our Youth

Call us:

804-937-6836

Find us: 

3001 Meadowbridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23222