YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Organization name: YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Program Type

Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: This is a collection of programs, some beginning in the mid 1990s, others more recently, which were combined under the Youth Empowerment banner in September 2020. These prorgrams help teens develop new skills, give back, read ahead, and meet friends. Programs include: Leaders Club, Young Entrepreneur Program, Young Men of Distinction, Youth and Government, Y-Achievers Program, Youth Employment Services (YES) Indy, and Young Peoples Advisory Council.
Success Metrics: High School graduation, transition to college, college completion, SEL improvement, employment

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

100

Black or African Americans Annually Served

67%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

3%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion,
Shelby
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $171,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $200,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
Website: https://indymca.org/programs-and-activities/programs/special-activities/youth- empowerment-programs/
Respondents Name: Jim Wood
Email: jwood@indymca.org

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