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The opportunities that exists within STEM careers continue to grow exponentially. It is our duty to ensure that the youth in our program are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in whatever they decide to do!
OYC Success - 2018 High School Graduate & Tulane University Freshman:
Our VISION is to expose youth to numerous resources and opportunities that will aid in their educational and social development so they will ultimately become positive contributing citizens (PCCs). OYC defines PCCs as students who have entered into a post-secondary educational institution, vocational school, and/or obtained gainful employment, and are making a worthwhile impact in their local community.
Afterschool Science Session with Jungle Island:
OYC's after school programs are designed to maximize students' exposure to STEAM; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math.
Fitness & Sports:
OYC is committed to community health. Students engage in daily sports, fitness & nutrition activities during after school and summer programming. All students receive a hot meal to fuel.
OYC Students at Sea
OYC is dedicated to providing breaking down barriers to enriching experiences young people would otherwise have not have access to. Students participate in a variety of exposure activities throughout the year.
OYC supports enrolled students by providing case management, counseling and advocacy within their schools and the community during school hours. OYC In-School Coordinators track scholastic achievement, attendance, and student behavior using Individual Success Plans to guide academic, social, and emotional youth development.
After School Program
OYC's after school programming delivers a variety of enrichment and support following each school day. A team of Program Coordinators, Certified Teachers, community experts and volunteers work directly with students to provide homework assistance in a classroom setting, tutorial help as needed, arts and academic enrichment, and daily fitness activities. Students are also provided a hot meal during the after school program.
OYC's summer program offers daily educational enrichment activities designed to maintain and/or increase student grade level skills, to sustain motivation, and to avoid summer learning loss during the extended out-of-school period.
This program is designed to improve parental effectiveness by providing a clear parenting philosophy and a set of skills and strategies that can be used immediately to address a variety of child-rearing challenges and problems.
The Post-High School Program provides support for enrolled students after they have graduated from high school. Students in the post high program continue to be supported through to the age of 25.