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Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) meets the urgent needs of at-risk youth and their families in Washington. We believe that young people and families already possess the strengths and abilities necessary to solve their problems and improve their lives. A person who believes he can change and who can envision a different life can make that desire real.
Jobs for disconnected youth – and turkeys for needy families.
DC law mandates a “right to shelter.” This “right” becomes big news every winter, as the cold weather comes. But what about unaccompanied youth? Do they enjoy this “right?”
Sasha Bruce Youthwork will be celebrating its 40th birthday in 2014…and our first great gift has come from the award winning, nonprofit film production company Stone Soup.
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.
Recently two residents of our Independent Living Program received both high school diplomas as well as college scholarships. Both students were ranked 5th in their graduating class.