Brief Program Summary: Your Life. Your Story (YLYS) is an evidence-based, interdisciplinary,
and community-based youth development program. It is a one-week summer day camp where 30
Latino youth experience a resilience-building curriculum, followed by a selection of art and
movement-based activities to explore their identity develop goals for the future and identify
barriers and opportunities. Expert professionals from the community lead the day-long activities.
College-aged mentors work with teens to enhance learning, act as role models, and serve as a
resource. Throughout the week, teens learn skills that will help them deal effectively and positively
with the many challenges they face. By teaching teens skills to thrive, we are not only preventing
problems but also helping them reach their goals.
Success Metrics: Education: Access for underrepresented populations
Social Issues: At-Risk youth
Arts and Culture: Cultural appreciation/celebration, Media Arts, Theatre/Performance