The goal of Youth and Teen Services (YTS) is to help youth acquire the life and academic skills necessary for personal success.
Since 2015, Good Sam’s YTS programs have provided Brownsville youth a safe environment where they can experience a sense of belonging, increased self-esteem, and positive peer influence.
YTS provides two types of programs: Out-of-School Time Programs and In-School Programs.
The Asset Building for Clients Program promotes the development of important life skills and personal assets by helping youth explore their interests and find their voice. Using the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, Developmental Relationships, and Igniting Sparks as guiding frameworks, ABC offers programming in-school.
Camp Good Sam is a summer day camp offered to youth as an attempt to address summer learning loss by giving youth a safe place to learn and have fun. A literary-based, thematic learning model guides program delivery, and essential learning questions guide day-to-day lesson plans. Hands-on learning activities paired with an exciting and inviting camp culture keep youth interested and engaged in activities.
Hours: Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm, grades 1-12
Youth ages 13-17 make up the YAC. This group of teen leaders meets weekly to discern, discuss and respond to issues prevalent in their community. With a goal of promoting youth voice in the 78520-zip code, YAC youth are heavily involved in activities that encourage the development of leadership skills including service-learning projects.
Parent Curriculum and Engagement Opportunities
Sports and Movement workshops