Services to Youth

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Historical Context:

Established in 1958 at the national level as “Educating for Democracy” and later evolved into Services to Youth, our facet has aided minority youth in fulfilling their intellectual potential. Since then, we have expanded locally and globally, partnering with organizations like the Santa Clara Alliance of Black Educators to serve our community

Our mission:

Our mission is to equip and empower black youth, fostering their journey towards success by preparing them for the global workforce, promoting health and wellness, supporting historically black colleges and universities, and advocating for STEM/STEAM education integration. Through hands-on experiences, teamwork, global perspectives, and oral communication, we nurture students’ understanding and ensure they are well-prepared for future success, aligning with national efforts to provide quality STEM/STEAM education and prepare youth for related careers.

Programs and Initiatives:

Services to Youth prioritizes the expansion and support of education in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), providing vital resources for the holistic development of our youth.

Recognition and Partnerships:

We are proud recipients of awards, highlighting our dedication to excellence, and our partnership with the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Eta Rho Omega Chapter, and recognition from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) organization, underscore our commitment to community collaboration. Through our Student Empowerment Sessions and collaboration with NSBE, Jr., we provide enriching experiences for youth to excel academically, develop leadership skills, and make positive impacts in the community.