YCAP collaborates with a premier tutoring service, ABC Tutoring which provides academic enrichment services to prevent the “summer slide”. This program is designed to increase knowledge retention during the summer months. Participants are tutored in Math, English, and Science. ABC Tutoring, along with YCAP gathers applicable information about students and their learning styles to strategize the best approach for a successful learning experience.

Summer Leadership Training Project

YCAP continually adjusts its programming to meet identified community needs. Yonkers’ residents and community leaders indicated that youth development programs, focusing on increasing emotional intelligence were top priorities because of the need for “soft” skills in the workplace. In 2017, YCAP piloted the Summer Leadership Training Project, modeling after the original researched-based program which began in Greenburgh, NY in 1969 by Dr. Robert F. Petrillo. YCAP Summer Leadership Training Project addresses the priority need for socio-emotional health and wellness as well as building healthy relationships. The project teaches concrete information about drug/alcohol use prevention and violence prevention. Furthermore, the program is designed to increase self-awareness, while developing cognitive, emotional, and compassionate empathy skills. One of the main goals of YCAP Summer Leadership Training Project is to increase the leadership potential of Yonkers’ youth and to support their long-term health and well-being. YCAP’s Summer Leadership Training Project is a four-week skill development program for students in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th which focuses on leadership skills and character education.

Evidence-Based Programming

YCAP) delivers evidence-based programs (EBPS) to middle school and high school students throughout the City of Yonkers. Prevention research has produced substantial evidence that EBPS can change youth and families’ risk factors, lowering levels of youth problem behaviors. Currently, YCAP delivers, the evidence-based program, Too Good for Violence which is designed to help students learn skills necessary to prevent violence. Delivered with fidelity, the TGFV program consists of 10 (45) minute lessons which can be delivered once or twice a week.

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