Youth Development

Youth Development

Hope Communities provides youth development programming that aims to benefit children cognitively, socially, physically and emotionally. It is imperative that youth feel safe and bond with our expert staff, building healthy relationships and establishing trusted community connections.

Hope’s youngest residents (along with their parents) are invited to take advantage of a program aimed at preparing families for kindergarten. To support school-aged academic achievement, after-school homework help is offered for children to focus on their daily homework assignments. Group activities, field trips and presentations are provided to strengthen personal and social relationships, teach critical thinking skills and provide opportunity for youth to develop healthy food and lifestyle choices.

Several youth clubs (including a girls group and youth garden club) also serve to assist in mentorship for youth. Additional enrichment opportunities are offered while students are out of school, such as an overnight camp during the summer and a winter break extravaganza.