Teen Services offers programs for both Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School students (grades 9-12.) To create effective programming with students it is important to foster a relationship with those involved for a successful outcome. It is important for staff to be and stay informed about the lives and situational circumstances that shapes the daily lives of our program participants. It is important for our programs to support numerous opportunities for youth to become successful while building self esteem, confidence and creativity. Our techniques focus on the aspect of addressing the “the whole picture” through a caveat of proven strategies to ensure youth development. The YWCA offers constructive and engaging programming when school is out; the programs offered are educationally enriching, promote community service, art and music. Through these innovate programs youth have the opportunity to participate in constructive activities, develop competence, and forge positive relationships with adults and peers. The goal of the YWCA teen services programs is to have program participants be academically, socially and emotional prepared to embrace opportunities and productively navigate obstacles life has to offer. Programs are designed to foster youth development by building on their strengths while recognizing their need for ongoing support.
The YWCA is one of the only youth-serving agencies in Malden with a strong supportive presence in both the schools and the community. Programming focuses on Academic Achievement, Civic Responsibility, Leadership and Workforce Development. These four key areas of evolvement are integrated into our program offerings for participants to grow to be confident, competent, successful and self sustaining adults. Positive social interaction with caring adult mentors and peers while providing structure and setting limits provide a meaningful program participation experience.
The YWCA has successfully reached countless youth while indirectly assisting their peers, and family members and the community as a whole.
If you would like to become involved or need further information please contact Peg Crowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-322-3760 x 18.