THE YO

 

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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Winnetka Youth Organization (the YO) is to foster individual development in junior high and high school youth in the North Shore by providing adult-to-youth mentoring, prevention services, and opportunities for leadership, citizenship, and, education within a safe, informal environment.  

Our Organization Objectives:

 

Provide a positive, safe environment where young people can be recognized as individuals

 

Engage youth in programs designed to develop leadership skills, enhance positive social skills and self-esteem, and advance constructive behavior patterns

 

Sponsor activities that promote cultural competency and understanding of others

 

Assist in meeting youth needs for friendship, status, safety, and adult mentoring

 

Offer programs and services that are positive alternatives to adolescent high risk behaviors

 

Facilitate cooperation and communication between the teen population and the community at large

 

Enlist the support of community members, agencies, and institutions to share financial and physical resources to strengthen service youth

Our Mission & Philosophy

 

The WYO Provides:

 

Social Service Projects

 

Music Events

 

Leadership Opportunities

 

Recreational & Educational Programs

 

A Safe After-School Hangout