WHY R&U Youth Collaboration Center? WHO will benefit?
Youth are looking for a safe place to go - with the crime rate soaring, homeless youth statistics on the rise and lack of mentors we want to be there for the youth.
WHAT is the Expected Outcome?
Kids off the streets – finding a “safe place”.
Relationship building & skills development & character building.
Activating the youth to reach out to others.
Custom and hand made: re-purposed items, jewelry, re-fashioned clothing, etc.) and learn to ‘sell’ them on-line via already established local on-line stores.
Mentors will teach the youth how to do this, how to re-invest in support of financial responsibility, accountability and basic understanding of investments. (Not “handing a fish” or “teaching to fish” but eventually “buying the pond” - edited from famous adage”)
Modeling, training and mentoring how to manage finances
Educating the community to OPEN their homes and hearts to needy youth
Involving local community: churches, education services and families to get involved and synergize to fill this local need
Expansion into other communities...
WHEN & WHERE can we begin?
We have moved from TX to Florida and partnering with 12 Springs Community Services.
off of Blvd of the Arts & Florida Ave in Sarasota. We have the use of a beautiful warehouse and are beginning the structural build-out to bring it up to safety code and plan to launch our programs by the end of the year.
Please click on the tab under What We Do: "EDUCATIONING IN A NEW NORMAL" for details on our vision, plans, upcoming zoom meetings for Home/Life schooling parents and families, virtual classes and more.
HOW we can work together to make this happen?
Talk to your civic organization, church or business and we can visit with them to explain how they can be involved.
Attend our training - held 2X year (next one coming soon)
Volunteer on location.
Help us fund raise via events, mail, speaking etc…
HERE IS THE LOOK that we envision
POSSIBLE FLOOR PLAN OUTLINE
SUGGESTED SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:
Sample Schedule – subject to change as need arises & volunteers and staff availability
Students arrive after school:
SECURITY CHECKS AT DOOR: BAGS & PERSON: NO DRUGS, NO WEAPONS
•Check in at Reception
•Clean up? Showers, Laundry
•Activities today? POSTED and texted out regularly to kids...
•What’s for dinner? (Self-serve dinner and hot and fresh food always available)
Mon, Wed, Fri
•Re-purposing & creating/building
•Cooking or Sewing
•Jewelry classes & selling on Etsy
Tue & Thur
•Inside Out: Word study
•Finance: Investments, banking, stocks etc.
•Art & or Music & or Dance:
Open for special events
11-3pm Brunch, Worship, Testimonials and Teaching