GYA Participates In Community Takeover Day At Community College

IMG_20150922_111220Global Youth Action had the opportunity to attend a local community resource day at Tidewater Community College’s Portsmouth campus.

The Student Activities Center has introduced a community resource center to meet all the needs of the students that attend their college in a holistic way. To support its launch, they held a Community Takeover Day in which community services were on site for all students to access.

In the future, the resource center will also be open to community partners so that students can access their services on site. We were able to offer volunteering opportunities to the college students to enhance their educational experience.

At GYA we also believe that youth work doesn’t happen in a vacuum. There are a lot of factors that go into youth development and just to focus on one area such as physical fitness, spiritual development, emotional support or educational development misses the mark. We try not to ‘recreate the wheel’ in our programming but we also try not duplicate existing opportunities. Our goal is to offer global and innovative programs that haven’t been tried in a locality. We feel this enhances all the local services for youth in an area.

We offer diverse programs that appeal to different youth. We have One Sound (coming soon) to focus on Steel Pans and African Drum and Dance (as well as other globally inspired dances), Romance Academy (coming soon) about healthy relationships, Little Free Libraries which include artistic and basic construction skill development, GYA Works for job skills development and paid work experience and group and individual mentoring.

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