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Teen & Young Adult Services

The risks and adversities our members face amplify as they reach their teen years. Gangs, drugs, generational poverty, dropping out of school, and teen pregnancy can derail promising young lives.

Teens at APCH

We provide a broad scope of positive alternatives to our teen members which open up a world of choice and possibility.

 

Bridge to the Future programs include:
Teen College Programs at APCH
College Bound

A program of tutoring, homework assistance, ACT/SAT test prep, and ongoing college preparatory courses

Teen College Scholarships at APCH
APCH Shaheen Scholarship Program

To date, the program has sent more than 400 first-generation scholars to college and university. The David and Linda Shaheen Foundation is the lead funder for the program, which provides college tours, application assistance, financial aid, counseling, parent orientation, and year round support to ensure our members are successful once they get to college. The program also supports young people who choose community college or trade schools to enter the employment market sooner.

Teen Career Prep at APCH
Professional Readiness and Employment Pathways (PREP)

Offers members aged 15 and older employment coaching and practicum experiences, equipping them with key job-readiness skills and placing them in 100-hour paid internships with local businesses. Additionally, APCH offers a number of onsite internships to members.

Teen Programs at APCH
Pathways to Success

Teaches the financial, social, health, safety, and life skills necessary to succeed in a college environment

GirlPower at APCH
GirlPower

A rites of passage program for our young women. Each week, this sisterhood meets to share openly and support one another; meet professional and inspirational women; do volunteer community service, take cultural and educational field trips, and grow together. Each Spring they are recognized at our GirlPower Awards Luncheon alongside female role models who are making a positive difference in the world.

Teen Journey at APCH
Journey

A rites of passage program for our young men. They meet each week to share and support one another; learn what “being a man” in the 21st Century really means; meet and learn from inspirational role models; volunteer in the community; hike; master a ropes course; have fun, and bond as brothers.

Teen Life Mentoring at APCH
L.I.F.E. Mentoring

Provides year-long formal mentoring matches for APCH teens ages 13-18 with caring adults. Our matches participate in community service projects, visit cultural events and experience fun new things together.

Teen RISE at APCH
RISE High

RISE High at APCH is an innovative daily charter high school partnership with Da Vinci Schools, designed to support Opportunity youth aged 14-22 who are involved in the foster care or probation systems and/or are without stable housing. At RISE, students can recover credits, obtain high school diplomas, prepare for the GED, participate in college and career readiness training, internships and extracurricular opportunities, and become leaders — all while APCH provides wraparound services that will enable them to thrive academically, socially and emotionally, and develop self-reliance.

Teen Community Service at APCH
Civics & Community Engagement

Classes and experiential opportunities allow youth to learn about Democracy, politics, voter education and registration, and community issues and advocacy. APCH is a polling place, and hosts town halls and candidates’ forums.

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