Some YES programs funded in part by the Governor's Office for Children, Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services, and the Cecil County United Way.
ACTIVATE is a free, five week program designed to teach science and reinforce math through athletics. Each week students learn a different sport and a system of the human body. It is fun, messy and filled with hands on experiences that encourage campers to love and embrace learning!
THE Y.E.S INITIATIVE FOR CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS
Designed to provide support to children 5-17 who are experiencing the effects of parental incarceration, The Y.E.S. Initiative is modeled after the very successful New York Initiative and uses case management, Life Skills training, and mediation to strengthen families dealing with the impacts of incarceration. If you know a family that might benefit from this program please contact our Program Director, Cyndi Jones for more information or a referral form.
The Drug Free Cecil
The Drug Free Cecil Youth Coalition, a division of YES, was launched in fall of 2018. Youth from all 6 county high schools come together monthly at the YES office to work on prevention projects and activities for the county. Youth receive leadership training, build skills in prevention and team work and have a lot of fun! Youth travel twice a year to CADCA (Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America) Conferences to learn best practices in prevention and hear from national experts in substance use prevention. In their inaugural year 9 youth were trained to provide Over the Counter Medication Safety Training, and held a Prevention Rally with nearly 200 guests in attendance.
The DFCYC is open to any high school student in Cecil County.
For more information contact
Youth Advisor Erin Hamson at
Do you know a young person struggling with school attendance? Perhaps they are experiencing a turbulent transition in their teen years, or they have even had contact with law enforcement? Stride is an intervention program designed to assist these youth and their families by assessing the root causes of truancy and delinquent behaviors and addressing them through individual case management. Our experienced staff understands the pressure todays youth are experiencing and know how to help them build the skills they need to have a more promising future.
Ready to build your legacy? We want to help! The Legacy Program assists youth between the age of 16 and 24 years old who have not graduated high school or graduated and are struggling to find and sustain employment. Program participants will be provided GED assistance, Transitional Life Skills lessons, soft job skills, a paid internship and various opportunities to improve their future. The transition into adulthood can be overwhelming and we would like to support and guide you to be successful! Please contact our office
(443) 593-3900 for more information or a referral form.
My Family Matters
My Family Matters brings families together to learn and grow. We empower each other to identify the needs of our children and the resources in this community to build stronger families and successful students. Join us for dinner and fast paced, interactive workshops designed to build stronger families.
Due to Covid-19 we have suspended our in person workshops for the time being.
Check out our virtual lessons on
our Parent Resources page.
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