I wanted to kick off our 12 Days of Giving with an amazing charity located in my home town.
The SCV Youth Project was founded in 2000 to serve the needs of local at-risk Santa Clarita Valley Youth.
“Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where at-risk teens and their families are strengthened, empowered and equipped with the tools they need to live successful and healthy lives. We intervene early, offering unconditional acceptance and cost-free programming in order to mitigate the impacts on health and academic success associated with high-risk behavior.” – SCV Youth Project Website
Counselors are available to handle any teen issue that comes up: drugs and alcohol addiction, abuse, divorce, depression. The SCV Youth Project provides that safe environment to really help kids and their families. Led by Executive Director, Kim Goldman, the Youth Project is active on in all of the high schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. They provide group support as well as individual support. Services are provided free of charge and the Youth Project relies on grants and donors for all of their funding.
But wait… there’s more. The SCV Youth Project website is an amazing resource for helping teens (and parents) with issues from choosing the right college to helpful birth control information. They are available to answer your questions
I think there is definitely a serious lack of help and intervention for teens these days so I love that we have a local source to call on. What really sets The SCV Youth Project apart for me is that not only are they helping teens, they are also helping the parents.
For more information about The SCV Youth Project, take a look at their extensive website.