Developing youth for a better tomorrow
Crossroads facilitates leadership workshops for economically disadvantage youth in Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy and Starr Counties in South Texas.
Our workshops have a major impact on the youth we serve. Our goal is to encourage youth to become leaders in their communities and to encourage them to serve their community with servant leadership.
June 2014 YEI Advisory Committee
We are forming an advisory committee for the Youth Employment Initiative. Be a part of a team that will change the lives of many youth who live in poverty. If you are interested in joining our team please email your interest at email@example.com
July & Aug 2014 Youth Employment Retreat
60 economically disadvantaged youth from ages 16 to 21 will attend a retreat in McAllen Texas where they will learn the skills needed to be marketable in the workforce and how to attain employment. After completing this retreat all youth will be given the opportunity of attaining employment.
Currently we are conducting an online fundraising event (http://www.yei.causevox.com) to raise funds for this retreat. There are several ways all can help:
1. Donate funds to support this event
2. Donate time before, during and after event as either volunteers and/or as a mentor.
3. Send this link: http://www.yei.causevox.com to 50 people and in turn ask them to send it to 50 people and so on.
4. Help us find corporate sponsors
Let's work together to cause a greater impact on economically disadvantage youth. Together we can make a difference.
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Crossroads partnered with ChildFund International 11/9/2013
Crossroads will be working on 3 projects with ChildFund International:
Project 1 Youth Employment Initiative- we will enroll 50 youth (ages 16 to 25) in a youth employment initiative. This program will prepare youth for the workforce by increasing employability skills, work ethics, life skills, personal finance and leadership skills. We are required to get 29 youth employed, but we will exceed this minimum requirement.
Project 2 Youth Leadership Council- we will service 2000 youth in the Rio Grande Valley. Crossroads will set up youth leadership council chapters in communities where economically disadvantage youth live. Youth will have ongoing leadership and life skills training. These chapters will consist of youth leaders who will identify problems in their communities and develop solutions to solve the problem. Youth will learn many skills and improve their communities.
Project 3 Youth Civic Engagement- this past week we worked with ChildFund and several other partners to develop a model for youth civic engagement. Crossroads will continue to work with CFI to create the perfect model, beta test it here in the Valley and then initiate the model throughout the world where CFI service youth.
Crossroads has been blessed in not only having the privilege of servicing youth in the Rio Grande Valley, but will have a greater impact on youth across the world.
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