Southern California Program

YMCA of Greater Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
$200,000
June 2013

The YMCA of Greater Long Beach will replicate its Youth Institute program at 12 sites throughout the state of California, including nine in Southern California.  Founded in 2001, the Youth Institute is a high school summer and year-round youth development model that uses technology as an integral mechanism to engage low-income, urban and rural youth.  Independent evaluations have documented positive improvements in leadership, technology and youth development skills as well as improvements in educational attitudes and academic achievement. A total of 750 youth will be served at the nine Southern California sites over the next two years.

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