Youth Options Shasta also known as the Youth Violence Prevention Council is a non-profit organization located in beautiful Redding California since 1996. Youth Options Shasta mission is to promote a safe and healthy community by providing positive options for youth. We achieve our mission through programs such as but not limited to; Shasta Youth Peer Court, Youth fire setting intervention, Youth Options Mentoring , Fresh Start for Youth Endowment, and Shasta Youth Leadership Camp (SYLC). Through mentoring our youth with these wonderful programs we teach them to build confidence, feel supported, and most importantly gain resilience. Youth who meet regularly with mentors are :
55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those without a mentor.
81% more likely to participate regularly in sports or extracurricular activities.
78% more likely to volunteer in their communities.
You may be thinking: “What!? This program fosters positive relationships and valuable resources for AT-RISK youth?!? AND it provides community-based outlets for young people to cultivate their leadership abilities!? You got to be kidding me!”
I kid you not.
Please consider making a donation or create a fundraising campaign to help support these efforts. This makes a big difference in our community.
Many Many Thanks!