Youth Empowerment Center

Community Action Partnership’s Youth Empowerment Center provides a safe, nurturing environment for youth.  At the center, they obtain helpful information and gain positive experiences that assist them to shape their character and their values.

The program serves youth ages 7 to 15.  Professional staff  provide programming that focuses on:

  • School Preparedness/Success
  • Leadership Skills
  • Life Skills

At the center, young people are provided with social skills and character development education, with the goal of increasing their personal and professional achievement.
Community service/volunteerism is strongly emphasized and is viewed as an honored responsibility, as opposed to a burden.  Youth are encouraged to make a life-long commitment to helping others, as they themselves have been helped.
Youth Empowerment Center participants are exposed to higher education, as early as age 7.  This is done with the goal of motivating them to achieve high academic performance so that they may pursue higher education.

The center offers the following services:

  • Case Management
  • Community Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural & Enrichment Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Self-Development Plans
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring

The Youth Empowerment Center is always seeking volunteers to be a part of our efforts.  Volunteers are needed to mentor youth, provide tutoring, and serve as guest presenters.   If you want to be involved, please contact us at capyec@cap-dayton.org.  To obtain more information about the center, please call (937) 837-2670.

Youth Empowerment Center

Community Action Partnership’s Youth Empowerment Center provides a safe, nurturing environment for youth.  At the center, they obtain helpful information and gain positive experiences that assist them to shape their character and their values.

The program serves youth ages 7 to 15.  Professional staff  provide programming that focuses on:

  • School Preparedness/Success
  • Leadership Skills
  • Life Skills

At the center, young people are provided with social skills and character development education, with the goal of increasing their personal and professional achievement.
Community service/volunteerism is strongly emphasized and is viewed as an honored responsibility, as opposed to a burden.  Youth are encouraged to make a life-long commitment to helping others, as they themselves have been helped.
Youth Empowerment Center participants are exposed to higher education, as early as age 7.  This is done with the goal of motivating them to achieve high academic performance so that they may pursue higher education.

The center offers the following services:

  • Case Management
  • Community Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural & Enrichment Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Self-Development Plans
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring

The Youth Empowerment Center is always seeking volunteers to be a part of our efforts.  Volunteers are needed to mentor youth, provide tutoring, and serve as guest presenters.   If you want to be involved, please contact us at capyec@cap-dayton.org.  To obtain more information about the center, please call (937) 837-5165.

FLIGHT (Future Leaders in Gear of Higher Training)

Workforce Investment Act Youth Employment Program

Community Action Partnership’s Future Leaders in Gear of Higher Training is a program for youth ages 16-21 that connect youth with services that remediate their basic skills deficiencies, facilitate completion of secondary or alternative schooling leading to attainment of a high school diploma or GED, transition youth to post-secondary studies and connect them with meaningful employment promoting self-sufficiency.

Case Management
Case Management provides employment-related counseling to youth throughout their enrollment in the program at a minimum of once every month.  The focus of these contacts is to assess the participant’s progress related to their Individual Service Strategy (ISS) and to discuss concerns with the program.  Case Managers assist the participant in adjusting to the program and identifying potential problems. Case Managers attempt to develop an atmosphere of communication to provide a network for the resolution of problems.  It is the responsibility of the Case Manager to also provide appropriate labor market information and monitor development of positive behavior reflecting work maturity skills.

Supportive Services
CAP provides supportive services on a case-by-case basis for participants of the program.  This may include uniforms, books, tools, bus passes and tokens, emergency assistance for car repairs, tires, etc., gas cards, and childcare to support and maintain training, employment or academic success. The program will also provide other supports such as clothing, uniforms and work boots when needed. Case Managers will assist with setting up referrals for medical services, housing and other pertinent needs of the youth.

Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
Case Management will meet with all youth to provide services and support to assist all youth to be successful academically, socially, and with critical career development outcomes, including transitions to postsecondary education and career training. Through counseling visits at a minimum of once every week, youth will learn to learn, learn to work, learn to live and learn to contribute.
The comprehensive guidance and counseling program is an integral part of the total program. Counseling services are provided by our Case Managers to all youth and their families from initial objective assessment to the Individual Service Strategy.  The program is a blend of two types of counseling services; responsive services—services which offer individual support and planning in response to individual needs—and the counseling curriculum, a series of sequential activities developed for all youth focusing on personal, emotional, social, and academic growth.

Tutoring & Study Skills
Our Tutoring & Study Skills Training program is designed specifically for youth ages 16-21, many of whom have dropped out of school. We provide intensive one-on-one tutoring with an emphasis on improving literacy and numeracy skills so youth can become gainfully employed. We incorporate drop-out prevention strategies in our tutoring activities for youth who are still in school.

The goal of our Tutoring & Study Skills Training program is to help participating youth:

  • Achieve grade-level proficiency in math, reading, and writing
  • Provide instructional support
  • Homework assistance for in-school youth
  • Remedial tutoring for out-of-school youth
  • Learn skills and knowledge needed to graduate or pass GED exam
  • Foster good study habits
  • Be better prepared for employment

We provide the following deliverables to students, parents, and partner agencies:

  • Pre- and Post-Test Assessments
  • Individual Service Strategies (ISS)
  • Attendance Sheets

Youth benefit by having personalized attention from an adult tutor who understands their situation.  In addition to having a degree or certification in the subject(s) they instruct, our tutors receive training on WIA program requirements. We work collaboratively with community agencies providing other WIA element programs and services to the same youth we serve.

Paid and Unpaid Work Experience
This program offers paid and unpaid work experiences that are short-term, well-structured learning experiences that model “real” workplace experiences. In addition to an employment orientation for each placement and industry, each participant will have an unpaid experience. An adult mentor/work experience coach is assigned before they are placed in a paid work experience position. Prior to any work experience placement, each participant will receive “soft and hard skill” trainings that range from communicating in stressful situations to using Microsoft applications.

Follow- Up Services
Community Action Partnership’s case managers provide follow-up services to all registered participants for a minimum of 12 months after exit from the WIA Youth Program. Follow-up services will occur at 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months after exit from the program.  A follow-up service contract is developed with each participant to ensure continuity of services after exit.

To obtain more information about this program, please call (937) 341-5000 ext. 123 or 150.