“It’s a program of caring, kindness and compassion, in the sense that young people need those extra support systems in order to stay in school, go to school every day, graduate, and go on to college.”
The “Week of Equity” forums will be split up into three days: Monday, Aug. 23 will focus on mental health, Wednesday, Aug. 25 on digital broadband and Friday, Aug. 27 on youth workforce and entrepreneurship.
Working parents are once again facing educational challenges as the start of the school year draws near, with many school districts beginning the new semester online amid the ongoing pandemic. In response, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach created a program to alleviate the stress of hundreds of parents.
The HEY! Program aims to empower 30 to 40 at-risk youth in downtown and North Long Beach by teaching participants physical, social, emotional, cultural and workforce skills.
With a “Good Neighbor Citizenship Company” grant from State Farm, Operation Clean Slate added a mural at the YMCA in Long Beach depicting an important message about traffic safety.