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.


Rio Grande Nonprofit Collaboration

Local area community and nonprofit leaders are developing a foundation similar to the San Antonio Area Foundation to develop collaboration relationships between nonprofits in the Rio Grande Valley. Crossroads Leadership Academy and other local nonprofits have spearheaded this project to maximize the services offered by nonprofits in our local area. This initiative is expected to bring more revenue to nonprofits in the near future.

Fundraising Ideas

We have been blessed with developing partnerships with local and international non-profits that has provided some budget sustainability, but we are do need to raise some money to strengthen our partnerships and develop new partners. Please share some fundraising ideas. Your feedback is greatly needed.

Volunteers needed

This is a great opportunity to help youth across the Rio Grande Valley. We have over 1500 youth who live in poverty we need to service from Aug 2013 to Jun 2014. These workshops will teach youth leadership skills. If you are interested in volunteering please email your interest to or comment below.