TOTAL YOUTH SERVED
VIA HEALTH & WELLNESS
VIA INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS
GUNS COLLECTED AT BUY BACK EVENTS
We work with a broad range of youth, from those primed for a four-year university to those struggling to graduate high school. We help our members complete high school or their equivalency exam and guide them through the transition to post-secondary education.
GED preparation courses
School re-enrollment assistance
Individual academic planning
Study habits clinics, computer literacy
Basic skills remediation/tutoring
Preparing for ACT/SAT testing
Assistance identifying financial aid and scholarship opportunities
Completing college applications, developing personal statements
In partnership with Children’s Hospital Oakland, YU brings adolescent health care to a neighborhood where none previously existed. The Clinic provides preventative and urgent care services, including:
Physicals and immunizations
Treatment for acute and chronic illness
Testing for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy
Counseling to support youth struggling with sex- and sexuality-related issues
Preventive health screening for asthma, diabetes, and hypertension
Counseling for Healing and Health
YU is on the forefront of mental health care for transitional age youth and is helping create new policies and best practices to serve traumatized and violence-exposed youth statewide. We offer youth:
Individual, group and family therapy
Outreach and advocacy
YU LEAD (Leadership Excellence and Development) is a one-year leadership program that prepares a team of YU members who have overcome significant challenges to become community leaders by turning their passion for community advocacy into a career. By combining intensive leadership trainings and community enhancing group projects, YU LEAD prepares youth to be change agents, while ensuring that they are fully prepared for college or full-time work.
YU LEAD represents the youth perspectives in program development and facilitation, opportunities to organize youth events, and community engagement strategies. Participants also receive extensive training to carry the voice of youth in public policy and planning processes.
Meeting & workshop facilitation
Root of Social Inequality
Identity and Community Consciousness
Youth UpRising has a positive impact on the lives of young people and has served over 13,000 unduplicated youth since inception.
Career and Education
400 youth are placed into jobs each year
Over 600 young people are provided with comprehensive educational and employment services
84% of summer employment participants enroll and participate in credit recovery/academic activity
97% of eligible summer employment participants re-enroll in high school for the Fall semester
Health and Wellness
3,000 young people visit the youth health clinic annually
In 2012, 81% of participants reported decreasing instances of violent behavior since becoming a YU member
61% of participants report taking added precautions toward safer sex practices
78% report that YU has helped them learn and practice healthy coping mechanisms
73% of YU members report they consistently get needed guidance as well as emotional and practical support from YU staff
In 2015, a study indicated arrests for violent offences declined from 65% of clients in the five years before program enrollment to 10% in the second year after
70% of clients were adjudicated delinquent during the year prior to program enrollment; two years after enrollment, only 13% were—a reduction of more than 80%
Let's help and make a difference!
Love you all!