DC Youth Empowerment
DC Youth Empowerment is a nonprofit agency providing academic and socio-emotional development programs for middle school, high school, and young adults in the District of Columbia and Metropolitian Area. The program will form partnerships with local school districts and social service providers. DC Youth Empowerment's goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and introducing an intense career exploration model. We strongly believe that they can reassert a sense of hope for their future. Only through skills and abilities can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on path to adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Through repeated failures in the classroom and the development of destructive habits, at-risk young people have lost faith in the possibilities that await them. If they are planning to become successful in putting their lives together, and to accomplish this goal, young people must be feel confident in in their skills and abilities in order to make a healthy transition into society.
DC Youth Empowerment is a program that is in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with the juvenile court system. The goal of the program is to identify youths who are going to have a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life, resulting in personal success and social responsibility.
Improving Individual School Performance.
Help youth understand their strengths, potential barriers, how they work best and prefer to
interact. Our assessments can help individuals deepen their self-awareness and develop their academic skills and personal behavior techniques that minimize surface behaviors — helping them become more effective in the classroom.
Youth in Transition; Preparing the youth for Academic Success, Socio-Emotional Development and Post-Secondary Transition
Developing Young Minds Into Great Leaders
We believe that all youth can learn to be more effective. With our assessments, we can help youth understand their full potential, learn their leadership style, and identify strengths and possible barriers or areas needing further development.