Project Success are ISY & OSY (14 – 24 years old) participates who will engage in the Project Success Sessions held on Saturdays throughout the school year and organize and facilitate the weekly Radio Show (two days a week). The goal is to improve students’ ability to identify postsecondary career goals and the steps necessary to achieve them. This program presents self-sufficiency tools to Monroe County youth, empowering them to take an active role in securing their future career goals by exploring career choices and choosing the right career. This program also provides resume writing sessions leading up to mock interviews with professional human resource staff from local businesses. This program inspires youth to be positive role models and civic leaders who will strive to make a difference in their future career choice. The participants will have job shadowing opportunities, connections to explore the careers of their choice, build their social and emotional learning skills, and more importantly, provided an amazing positive environment to learn and grow.
Project Success Beyond
Participate in ALL YES event Dates with added internship opportunity!
Project Success Beyond are OSY (18 – 24 years old) participates who will engage in all YES programs, with the goal of enhancing school-related cognitions and behaviors. Intends to improve students’ ability to identify postsecondary career goals and the steps necessary to achieve them. This program aims to improve academic performance, promote school connectedness, and life satisfaction and to decrease disciplinary actions. This is a transition program that targets OSY in Monroe County who are at-risk with a goal to improve higher education/employment rates among participating youths by having OSY serve as peer mentors. This program will also include a school-based suicide prevention program designed to build socioecological-protective influences across a full student population, using OSY leaders from diverse social cliques to develop and deliver, with adult mentoring, messaging aimed at changing the norms and behaviors of their peers. These participant will focus on mentoring by using a multifaceted approach to foster academic success, mental and emotional health, and labor market success.
Healthy Young Adults, Spirit Girls, and Healthy Young Men are partnered with Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono and St. Luke’s to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote self-esteem among young women and men, all while having fun! These programs educate local youth on Mental Health, Importance of Fitness, and Nutrition Awareness while encouraging self-discipline, self-esteem, self-respect, and positive reinforcement. By partnering with Lehigh Valley Health Network in East Stroudsburg, Pa, and St. Luke’s at the Mtn. Center, YES is able to provide the program to local youth between the ages of 12-17 who will be able to participate in this program without restriction to where they live.
The health initiative is to teach age-appropriate healthy topics presented by physicians, clinical staff, and non-clinical staff with a goal to deliver a wide spectrum of skills that are required to operate a hospital while learning self-care techniques and build awareness. *This program is run once a month from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at each location for the duration of the school year.
These programs provide youth with a work opportunity which afford the possibility for occupational exploration and development to exposure to actual work which will challenge their maximum potential and ultimately help youth obtain unsubsidized employment. This program not only provides a wage, but it is also designed to develop positive work habits and attitudes, a sense of personal self-worth and responsibility, and the opportunity to apply these newly developed skills in future career paths.