2019 Application GIVE through
December 31

Youth N.O.W.

Organization Mission

Youth N.O.W. is committed to engaging youth in a nurturing community where youth grow personally and academically through individualized programs that cultivate success.

Youth N.O.W.’s after-school student centers (separate sites for middle and high schoolers) provide a safe place with caring adult mentors, and social and emotional support throughout the school year and summer.

Each site has both a learning center and a recreational-social space. Tutoring, homework help, school project resources, computer labs, and independent study are offered. We also offer workshops for high schoolers, family nights, enrichment classes, evening social events, and opportunities for youth to complete community service hours, and more.

The Big Idea:
Middle School Summer Prorgam

Enrollment for Youth N.O.W.’s all-day five-week summer program for middle school youth in the Watsonville area has increased tremendously and is our most successful yet—51% growth for Summer, 2018.

We focus on serving youth who would otherwise be unable to afford summer activities. Our low-cost program cost just $30 per week last summer. We ask your support to offer full and partial scholarships for children whose families cannot afford the low-cost program. Our programs help to even the playing field for disadvantaged youth, and improve their future outcomes.

Funds are also needed for anticipated increases in costs for field trips and transportation for summer, 2019.

My time at Youth N.O.W. this summer was good because I made new friends.I also get to do different things and learn different things. And it’s very fun.

Yamilex, Watsonville, MS Student