I wanted to give you a small update on what we have been up to for the last two weeks. We are happy to share the Sacramento Youth Center was a recipient of the #SacYouthWorks grant from the City of Sacramento. This is a grant that uses some of the COVID-19 relief funds to help teenagers get job training while giving them a small stipend to be a part of the program.
We are thrilled we were selected to have 20 students run through our program. Normally a lot of our students would use their summer to get a job to help their family out. So, this is an amazing way we get to bless our students.
What is even more amazing is the job we are training our students to do is peer mentoring. We are taking our students through our “How to Survive” course which is about to how to stay emotionally healthy during quarantine. We are then training them to become Peer Mental Health Supports. They can then pass on everything they have learned to their peers. We hope that this will make an impact on the mental health of the students in Sacramento as they head into another semester of distance learning and canceled events.
We are working toward even more content to help our student’s mental health in the fall. If you or a student you know would like to take part in our “How to Survive” course you can sign up for free. We even have some more spots for non-stipend interns if you or someone you know would like to be trained as a peer mentor.
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