We provide leadership, career exploration, and employability, and entrepreneurial training. Our program encourages youth ages 12-14 to take an active role in their future career.
Project Success participants are in-school and out-of-school youth (14-24 years old) who engage in Project Success Sessions on Saturdays throughout the school year and organize and facilitate the weekly Radio Show (two days a week). The goal is to improve students’ ability to identify post secondary career goals and the steps necessary to achieve them. This program presents self-sufficiency tools to Monroe County youth, empowering them to take an active role in exploring career choices and defining their future career goals. This program also provides resume-writing sessions leading up to mock interviews with human resources staff from local businesses. This program inspires youth to be positive role models and civic leaders who will strive to make a difference in their future careers. The participants will have job-shadowing and networking opportunities to explore the careers of their choice, build their social and emotional learning skills, and learn and grow in an amazing, positive environment.
Project Success Beyond
Project Success Beyond is a transition program for at-risk out-of-school youth (OSY) in Monroe County. Participants (18-24) will engage in all YES programs with the goal of enhancing school-related cognitions and behaviors. This program improves students’ ability to identify post secondary career goals and the steps necessary to achieve them. The goal is to improve academic performance, promote school connectedness and life satisfaction, and decrease disciplinary actions. This program will also include a school-based suicide prevention program designed to build socio-ecological protective influences across a full student population, using OSY leaders from diverse social cliques who will—with adult mentoring—develop and deliver messaging aimed at changing the norms and behaviors of their peers. These participants will focus on mentoring by using a multifaceted approach to foster academic success, improve mental and emotional health, and increase labor market success.
Healthy Young Adults (TWO Locations)
Healthy Young Adults, Spirit Girls, and Healthy Young Men encourage healthy lifestyles and promote self-esteem among young women and men, all while having fun! These programs educate local youth on mental health, the importance of fitness, and nutrition awareness while encouraging self-discipline, self-esteem, and self-respect. Through a partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network in East Stroudsburg and St. Luke’s at The Mountain Center, YES is available to local youth between the ages of 12-17.
This health initiative offers age-appropriate health-related topics presented by physicians, as well as clinical and non-clinical staff, with the goal of introducing the wide spectrum of skills that are required to operate a hospital. There is also a focus on self-care techniques and building awareness.
The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna
When: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
LVHN Pocono in East Stroudsburg
When: 3rd Thursday of each month, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Healthy Young Adults (TWO Locations)
Healthy Young Adults, Spirit Girls, and Healthy Young Men are partnered with Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono and St. Luke’s to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote self-esteem among young women and men, all while having fun! These programs educate local youth on Mental Health, Importance of Fitness, and Nutrition Awareness while encouraging self-discipline, self-esteem, self-respect, and positive reinforcement. By partnering with Lehigh Valley Health Network in East Stroudsburg, Pa, and St. Luke’s at the Mtn. Center, YES is able to provide the program to local youth between the ages of 12-17 who will be able to participate in this program without restriction to where they live.
The health initiative is to teach age-appropriate healthy topics presented by physicians, clinical staff, and non-clinical staff with a goal to deliver a wide spectrum of skills that are required to operate a hospital while learning self-care techniques and build awareness. *This program is run once a month from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at each location for the duration of the school year.
Summer Employment Program
This program allows youth to explore possible occupations through exposure to actual work, in order to challenge their maximum potential and ultimately help them obtain unsubsidized employment. This program not only provides a wage, but encourages positive work habits and attitudes, as well as a sense of personal self-worth and responsibility.
Out of School Youth Re-Entry Program
Re-Entry target youth ages 18-24 who serve time in an out-of-home placement. The program aims to support youth in their journey to overcome challenges by offering re-integrative services in hopes of reducing recidivism of juvenile offenders. This program is curriculum-based with 16 virtual sessions that cover various employment and educational opportunities.