Investing in Youth
This program started by a Los Gatos mother and two teenagers raises money to purchase teen appropriate gifts to be included in Community Christmas baskets.
– San Jose State professor Dorian Dreyfuss started this program in B4 a unit for young teens in Santa Clara County’s Juvenile Hall. “Reading fiction and nonfiction alike is a powerful resource to meet the crush of pressures young people face today, especially those in the Juvenile Justice System. Stories have the ability to illustrate to kids how they are not alone—characters in books face similar challenges and figure it out. Reading allows kids the ability to experience life at a safe distance before experiencing it themselves.”
– A group of students have come together under the guidance of Greg Adler—a high school teacher at Santa Teresa–to provide walking tours of Downtown San Jose.
– Its mission is to unite, educate, and transform youth through entrepreneurship. The program was developed in response to America’s need for youth entrepreneurship education, and it’s devastating high school drop out and youth unemployment problems. >>learn more
– Its mission is to empower, educate and uplift our youth, families and community; while celebrating, reviving and preserving low-rider music, fashion, art, culture and history.