2020-2022 Core Award - $1,125,000.00
St. Louis County's Center for Youth on the Rise provides services to youth, including a Drop-In Center (located in Spanish Lake), Community Case Management, Doors to Success (DTS) adult education, and the Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP). All program components target positive school engagement, personal effectiveness and well-being and mental health stability. These goals are addressed through individual case management, psycho-education groups, and structured programming. County Youth Programs (CYP), delivers services to youth with support of partner agencies. CYP utilizes a strength-based philosophy, and framework that emphasizes decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors for youth in order to foster healthy behaviors and create thriving adults. This is a process of providing opportunities, building skills, and recognizing a youth's efforts and achievement, while allowing them to bond with positive adults and peers with consistent boundaries and behavior expectations.