Iready Literacy Labs
In 2016 Sun Valley Youth Center Honored to be funded by both Boost 2A as well as the Office Of Economic Development to provide iready Literacy labs to 70 students weekly through the Sun Valley Youth Center as well as auxiliary labs! The iready program works as on online literacy program that assess and then creates lessons to help youth increase in their reading levels. We had one young person go up 3 grade levels past his grade just by working hard this summer!
This is the summer programming for the youth ages 5-12 yrs old. We take the youth on daily adventures focused on life skills, education, good sportsmanship, positive leadership, and respect for those around them. We run programming from 8-6 from the day school gets out to the day school goes back in. One week during the summer we offer programming for the whole neighborhood in an effort to provide resources to the greater Sun Valley Community. The rest of the summer is filled with adventures and life experiences to help the youth enrolled experience new things in their lives.
Afterschool and Summer Day Care for School Age Youth
Sun Valley Day Care program for youth ages 5 through 13 this is the licensed day care aspect of Sun Valley Youth Center. We currently are receiving funding from the state through parents' eligibility. The exciting part of being licensed is that due to our licensure we are able to provide some tax credits to those who apply (see your tax advisor for how this may benefit you as a donor!)
Every Day the youth receive snacks and meals as the Sun Valley Youth Center is located in a what is called a food desert. This means it is hard to get anywhere for healthy food options. We partner with The Sun Valley Kitchen to provide the youth healthy food options.
Train Lead Succeed
Program for youth middle school on up! We work on career exploration, life skills, mentoring, homework help, and all around support and resource for the young people in the program.
Monday Night Mamaz
This program is run for young mom's in the neighborhood and is completely run by a group mom's who want to invest in the young mom's we serve at the center. The ladies meet as needed to find encouragement, support and fresh ideas for working with their children. The ladies have done makeovers, classes, cooking, and even occasionally go out for a night on the town (or Chipolte). We have had a huge demand for infant and toddler items as we are working with the youngest members of the Sun Valley Family. If you have any strollers (preferably double, or diapers we can use all of these things and more!