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Youth Program & Services

In 1973, with YCI’s first grant of $25,000 to reduce juvenile delinquency, we set out to offer the area’s youth more opportunities to work and study. Today we serve children and youth from age 5 through young adults age 21 and beyond. Our participants are diverse and come from a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our Youth Co-Op Charter School (YCCS) is a Title I public school-of-choice which teaches 525 children in grades K-8 using state-of-the-art teaching methods and small class sizes. YCCS has been recognized by the governor, won numerous awards, earned SACS-CASI accreditation, and achieved an “A”  since its inception.

YCI also Provides the Following

Youth Programs and Services:

Stay-in-School Program A nationally-acclaimed drop-out prevention program to assist at-risk students.
After-School Tutoring Elementary, middle and high school students benefit from our tutoring programs.
Refugee Youth & Family Program Helps students with acculturation,  social skills, and grades.
Youth Opportunity Centers Address the needs of youth who have dropped out or are no longer in school.