Youth Alliance After School Programs provide our students and families the opportunities to engage with & be members of a greater community that is caring, knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and above all else inclusive.
Our After School Programs Include:
An After School Program offered for students in grades 1st through 8th. CASA seeks to provide a highly specialized and unique curriculum that directly addresses both the needs of our school and the larger community. In direct collaboration with the Hollister School District, we are able to address the needs of our student population by offering homework help, organized recreation, and enrichment. We are committed to reaching our students through socially relevant units of study taught through the medium of Visual & Performing Arts.
An After School Program offered for students in grades 1st through 8th. Powerr School seeks to provide a highly specialized and unique curriculum that directly addresses both the needs of our school and the larger community. In direct collaboration with the Gilroy School District, we are able to address the needs of our student population by offering homework help, organized recreation, and enrichment. We are committed to reaching our students through socially relevant units of study taught through the medium of Visual & Performing Arts.
CASA Kids Club
is an After School Program for children 6 to 12 years of age. Activities include homework assistance, cultural and social enrichment, guest speakers, summer reading programs, organized recreation, and more.
In partnership with Eden Housing, is a neighborhood drop-in program that offers middle school students an opportunity to develop positive social skills within a safe and fun environment. This program allows youth to participate in enriching activities that assist them in developing life skills and lasting positive relationships with peers and adults.
VAPA seeks to provide arts education to create meaningful and lasting change through theater, music and visual art. YA has partnered with world renowned Chicano theater company, El Teatro Campesino, Aromas San Juan School District and Aromas San Juan Community Schools Foundation.
Youth Alliance’s Youth Support Services transform lives & help our youth grow. Our counseling, family support and guidance programs allow for healing; while the support through positive relationships Youth Alliance provides allow our youth to grow and cultivate their strengths and life purpose. Programs like CAMINOS and GUIAS are a PEI funded program through the Mental Health Services Act.
The Caminos Program is committed to encouraging the strengths, resilience and culture of all children, adolescents, and families in the community.
Counseling services are provided at school sites within San Benito County, providing onsite therapeutic services to children ranging in ages 0-17 exhibiting emotional distress or behavioral challenges interfering with their ability to function in school, home, and/or socially. Counseling services are primarily located at Calaveras Elementary School, R.O. Hardin Elementary School & Marguerite Maze Middle School.
The FAMiLiA Teen Parent Program is a culturally and developmentally appropriate program designed for pregnant or parenting adolescents in school. Its purpose is to provide the opportunity to strengthen family functioning and enhance the health and educational potential of adolescent pregnant or parenting mothers and fathers.Additionally, the FAMiLiA program will support the healthy and safe development of their child/ren by promoting a collaborative and comprehensive support system.
GrC is a culturally and developmentally designed 8-week Peer Pregnancy prevention program for at-risk youth in school. The program teaches youth about:
- Teen Dating Abuse
- Pregnancy and STD Prevention
- Healthy Relationships
- Digital Dating Abuse
- Safety Plans
Youth Alliance’s Community Outreach programs connect and lead. These programs educate by providing resources and information that connect youth to pathways of opportunity. Youth Alliance’s Community Outreach efforts empower youth and parents to take leadership positions; striving for a more just and equitable community.
Youth Alliance launched striveTV in 2014 with the goal of amplifying teen voice, and providing multimedia and leadership training. In collaboration with Media partners throughout the community, including BenitoLink, CMAP, Baler News and 97.5 FM KQKE, #striveTV works with these partners by co-hosting content to elevate important conversations.
The Youth Advocates Program provides a youth voice for local policy decisions that impact youth and their families. They work together with community leaders and project partners to create and refine a vision for the City of Hollister.
Youth Alliance’s Peer Educator Programs hire teens to educate peers on issues such as Pregnancy & STD Prevention, making healthy choices, and the consequences of teen dating violence.
Youth Alliance services seek to provide a continuum of support that includes after-school, summer, and late night prevention programs, early intervention bilingual counseling and case management, intervention programs serving at-promise youth in the juvenile justice system, teen parents, etc., as well as parent and systems leaders engagement and education. Programs are located in targeted schools (16 sites) and neighborhoods in South Santa Clara and San Benito Counties.
We believe that to develop strong youth leaders, we must work to build safe and supportive schools, neighborhoods, and communities with innovative support networks that guide and challenge youth to expand their understanding of themselves, others, and the belief for their future. This work is best done in partnership with youth, families, and stakeholders; so YA prioritizes parent engagement and mobilization, youth leadership and mentorship opportunities, and access to education and employment. Youth Alliance utilizes a relationship based outreach model within a framework of youth development, culturally responsive family and personal healing, and social equity to engage, empower, and coalesce resources. Because of this mutual trust and respect, YA is able to work with the hardest to reach and highest need youth and families.