Brighton Center announces that a $25,000 grant award from the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation will allow for operations of its Youth Leadership Development program with Case Manager activities for the families at the Holmes Junior High School in Covington.
Youth Leadership Development (YLD) is an after school program for youth ages 11-15 to build leadership skills and conduct community service projects.
Youth who are not already involved in positive after school activities and therefore most at-risk are recruited to join YLD through their schools. YLD is currently in Campbell County Middle School, Dayton Schools, Holmes Middle School in Covington, Tichenor Middle School in Erlanger, and Newport Middle School.
Groups are held twice a week from 3-5 p.m. in middle school grades. Youth who enter high school may join Teen Coalition which is active in Newport and Campbell County high school.
YLD 3 year impact is the following (FY13-FY16):
? 345 youth served in YLD
? 84% of youth demonstrate social competencies
? 88% of youth had a supportive and caring relationship with at least 1 adult
? 97% of youth achieved grade promotion.
Covington Partners, which oversees the after school program for Covington Independent Schools, is a great, proactive partner in helping each student be successful.