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.
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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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New Academy Center 9-2-13
On December 1, 2013 CLA will officially open the doors of our first community center in Alamo Texas to provide workshops for youth who live in colonias near our new center.
CLA is currently seeking to open more centers in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, preferably near colonias.
Non-Profit Collaboration 9-1-2013
CLA staff hosted the first Rio Grande Valley Collaboration Committee to start a new Non-Profit Association to further support a collaboration initiative between non-profits throughout the Rio Grande Valley. This effort will help bring more funding opportunities.