Youth Development Programs
Our Youth Development Programs provide empowerment for youth ranging from 9 to 21. These programs with provide positive outlets for our communities youth
Girls and Boys 5-13 years old can join our K.I.T. program where they’ll find a safe environment for learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math (STE²M). YWCA Lake County. The K.I.T. program is a co-ed STE²M program, featuring different projects that both boys and girls will enjoy.
This program was designed to encourage exploration into STE²M while having fun learning that math and science is cool. The K.I.T. program travels to facilities during the school year and collaborates with summer camps around Lake County.
Girls 9 – 14 years old can join our TechGYRLS® program where they’ll find a safe environment for learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math (STE²M). In TechGYRLS® we encourage girls to go after STE²M based careers and to be empowered by their dreams to pursue them.
TechGYRLS® go to different lake county schools and facilities during the school year and hold camps for winter, spring, and summer break. Activities include STE²M projects, the National FIRST Lego League robotics competition, IT Empowerment Day, field trips, job shadows and community service.
Girls 15 – 21 years old can continue their STE²M learning with TechTEENS. We believe that we should start getting our teens prepared for facing a big new world after high school in that we also teach lessons that they carry with them for most of their lives. This program is held at different Lake County schools and facilities.
Our concentration is on college and career planning. Our team coordinates and facilitates college visits, job shadows and class activities that teach scholarship research, resume writing, job skills, and professional etiquette.
Boys and girls 15 – 21 years old can join Pathways. This course combines life and social skills, sports and recreation, and community service to help students develop their whole selves. Topics include anger management, healthy relationships, violence, racial justice, community involvement, respect, success, teamwork, professionalism, and cooperation.