BETTER YOUTH IS A CREATIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 14-24.
OUR MISSION & VISION
We validate vulnerable youth through mentoring and media arts training. We utilize community and school based learning environments to
develop, enhance and certify the soft and technical skills of young
people. Our vision is to activate a community of youth who are
equipped for personal and professional success.
OUR PROGRAM IMPACT
✓ Estimated 15,000+ in mentoring hours
✓ 90% youth retention rate
✓ 260 total youth directly served
✓ 74% youth earned certificates, training validations, and/or course completion
✓ 100% improved social emotional behavior and in 21st Century soft skills
✓ 100% youth engaged through media and technology platforms
✓ 70% youth pursued internships, continuing education & training opportunities
✓ 1500 total youth impacted 2015 – 2018 including Other Youth Served
✓ 91% of program youth have graduated from high school, are enrolled in a college or university and/or gainfully employed.
✓ 90% of program youth have produced a media project or event in their
communities for peers, parents, teachers and community stakeholders.
OUR STAFF & MENTORS