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Celebrate 40 Years
Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) improves the lives of homeless, runaway, abused and neglected youth and their families in the Washington DC area. 2014 marks our Ruby Anniversary. Stay tuned for a lineup of events to celebrate 40 years of connecting youth to opportunities - and to raise funds for our next 40 years! Click on the video to the right for the story of Charmia Carolina - in her own words.
This year is a milestone for Sasha Bruce Youthwork. In honor of our 40th Anniversary, we continue our celebration at Howard Theatre, April 22nd, 2015!
SBY founder and executive director, Debby Shore, was featured today in John Kelly’s column in the Washington Post.
There were roughly 3,000 youth in DC who were homelessness last year. All of them deserve safe homes. But how do young people who are homeless rank their own needs? And what has been their experience in trying to address…
The Sasha Bruce House, the only youth-specific shelter in the nation’s capital, provides emergency respite and family reunification for over 200 homeless youth each year.
SBY’s YouthBuild Program serves young people who have dropped out of high school. 87% of graduates last year secured and retained living wage jobs or were admitted to post-secondary schools.
75% of the youth entering SBY’s Transitional Living Program during the past 5 years had dropped out of school. 77% of those had a diploma, GED or were enrolled in college at exit.
80% of the Family Preservation Program’s parents agreed that the program helped their children improve family relationships and 82% of those children had no further involvement with the welfare agency in 2011.
Our POWER Program has tested more than 1,000 people for HIV and more than 220 people for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.
Of the 127 gang-involved youth involved in SBY’s Southwest Development Initiative, 92% averted re-entering the Justice system.