You make a difference!
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, more than 30,000 kids and families have received YouthZone services over the past 30 years. We’ve helped thousands of families reconnect, develop better communication skills and respect for one another.
$35 pays for a parent consultation
$45 pays for a youth to have a Pals mentor
$65 pays for one hour of individual parent coaching
$100 pays for one activity for 50 youth in our Pals Mentoring program
$150 pays for one youth to participate in a life skills group
$250 pays for a family to receive mediation services
$500 pays for a restorative justice session
$1000 YouthZone cost per youth for 3-6 months of services
At age 13, the District Attorney’s office referred a young man to YouthZone’s diversion program with a one-year probationary period. The young man disclosed to YouthZone that he began using drugs when he was six years old. His parents were divorced early in his life. He and his siblings had lived between parents sporadically. Both of his parents had histories of drug and alcohol abuse and both had been incarcerated.
This young man was in the YouthZone diversion program approximately one month when he was faced with watching his brother try to commit suicide. He called for his YouthZone counselor to sit with him during the time he was at the hospital with his brother. YouthZone responded.
During his involvement with YouthZone, he received multiple services including individual and family counseling, outdoor activities, community service projects, and leadership camps. At the time this young man entered the YouthZone diversion program, he aspired to be a drug dealer. He saw his life filled with drug use and crime, ending with life imprisonment.
When he left YouthZone, this young man was no longer using drugs; he was back in school; and he continued to do well. Both he and his family continued to call YouthZone when they needed help or just wanted to talk.
“Thanks YouthZone for giving me a second chance and for believing in me. You have given me people I can talk to who really listen to me. You have also given me lots of fun opportunities. If I could, I would give you all the money in the world so you would be around forever to help other kids like me.”- Your friend
YouthZone is a 501(c)3 private non-profit