Safe Youth Projects
The challenges faced by our young people don't start in the teen years. Younger children today are also faced with gangs, drugs and violence. Alternative House's Safe Youth Projects provide much needed support for vulnerable 4th, 5th and 6th graders in Culmore and Annandale.
The Safe Youth Project has homework help, recreation activities, educational field trips and workshops to help children improve their grades and make positive decisions.
Culmore Safe Youth Project
The Culmore Safe Youth Project is located in the Culmore Family Resource Center and served 51 children in 2010. Of those, 98% improved their grades over the course of the school year and not one joined a gang.
Annandale Safe Youth Project
"Brian" was having trouble transitioning to middle school.
The Annandale Safe Youth Project is located at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and served 40 children. This program also helped 98% of the students improve their grades. In addition to homework help, children participate in activities designed to increase their self-esteem, take field trips and do community service.