Youth Development: The Vital Link - Sea Haven

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Shelter Home


Maintains a nine licensed bed facility for runaway,
homeless, at
-
risk youth ages 13
-
17


Staff work 3
-
8hr shifts


Referrals come from the Department of Juvenile
Justice, Law Enforcement, Safe Place sites, schools,
community, parents, and other agencies with
knowledge of youth needing services.

Transitional Living Program


Offers case management and life skills instruction for
at
-
risk youth ages 16
-
22.


This program allows youth to move toward
independence and self
-
sufficiency by achieving
personal goals


Combat Hunger





62%

of homeless youth indicated that a
member of their family let them know
they were unwanted and are never
reported missing by guardians.

Combat Hunger Project

Back packs of weekend food are delivered to local
schools (high/middle)weekly to be delivered by
guidance to the homeless, at
-
risk youth.
Volunteers/Interns help package and deliver.


Chef
-
boyardee
-

pop tops

Vienna Sausage

Pop
-
tarts

Peanut butter crackers

Soup
-

pop tops

Crackers

Snack bowls

Fruit cups

90
-
second rice
-

store brands

Hungry Jack mashed potatoes
-

just add water

Snacks
-

variety sealed

Street Outreach Center

Project Lighthouse


The street outreach ‘drop in’ center
offers services for runaway and
homeless street youth.


Laundry services, showers, travel
packs, emergency food, counseling,
educational materials, and help leaving
the streets.


Expanded Mobile Outreach (EMO)

In 2012, 654 students were homeless
according to McKinney Vento
Guidelines for Horry County.


"
This program will
not abet street
life…

but will offer
services that may
reduce the risks
that life on the
street ultimately
carries."


Expanded Mobile Outreach


Twice a week Sea Haven’s
Project Lighthouse van visits
designated areas in Horry
County to meet youth who have
been reported as homeless,
aimless and congregating in
local areas.


Survival packs of food, water,
undergarments, personal
hygiene supplies and an
invitation to utilize Sea Haven
services are provided
.

Project Safe Place


Youth outreach program that provides a safe
haven and resources for youth in crisis.


Youth get help fast with involvement from the
community, partnerships with businesses, fire
stations, schools and other community
organizations.


www.nationalsafeplace.org


94 sites in Horry County

National Safe Place Week

Hosted by Safe Place Sites

2012/2013

Welcome to


Youth Development:

The Vital Link



WHO WAS A
SIGNIFICANT ADULT
TO YOU?

YOUTH

DEVELOPMENT




Youth Development is the ongoing process in which
young people are engaged in building the skills,
attitudes, knowledge and experience that prepare
them for the present and future. Youth Development
should be seen as an ongoing, inevitable process in
which all youth are engaged and all youth are
invested.” (Forum for Youth Investment)

WHAT YOU CAN DO?


Make a difference for young people: The Power
of One.


SUPPORT Young people with your care and
attention


EMPOWER them to use their abilities to help
others.


Set reasonable BOUNDARIES and have high
expectations.


WHAT YOU CAN DO? (CONT’D)


Help them find activities that make CONSTRUCTIVE
USE OF their TIME.


Spark their COMMITMENT TO LEARNING.


Guide them toward a life based on POSITIVE VALUES.


Help them develop SOCIAL COMPETENCIES and life
skills.


Celebrate their uniqueness and affirm their POSITIVE
IDENTITY.


CULTURE

Culture is a constantly changing, learned pattern of
customs, beliefs, values and behaviors, which are socially
acquired and transmitted through symbols, rituals, and
events, and convey widely shared meanings among its
members. Culture includes everything about people
including food, traditions, celebrations, relationships, ideas
and various choices we make in life.


COMPARISON OF RESULTS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM

(When considering youth participation in planning, operating and evaluation programs.)

An Instrument for Examining the Nature of Adult/Youth Relationships; William A. Lofquist and Martin G. Miller, Ph.D.

Young People
Viewed as
Recipients

*The adult is in
control and allows
youth involvement.


*The objective:

Personal growth of
young people.


*The byproduct:

Increased
organizational
effectiveness.

Young People Viewed
as Objects

*The adult is in control
with no intention of
youth involvement.


*The objective:

Personal growth of
young people.


*The byproduct:

Conformity of young
people and acceptance
of the program as it is.

Young People
Viewed as
Resources

*There is a
youth/adult
partnership (shared
control)

*The objective:

Increased
organizational
effectiveness.

*The byproduct:

Personal growth of
young people and
adults.

When Youth Are:


Participants:

youth are not consulted, or involved
in the planning or carrying out of the activity, they
just participate.


Planners:

youth are involved in the development of
an activity such as looking at logistics, who will do
what, etc…


Providers:

youth carry out the task or event
completely. Adults may provide assistance at the
request of the youth.

YOUTH AND ADULT PARTNERSHIPS?

KEYS TO SUCCESS


Youth are in responsible planning and decision
-
making roles


Activities meet real needs


Adults and young people work together as partners


Opportunities are provided for reflection and feedback on the program
and on participants’ personal involvement


A commitment to support the youth participation process


Roles are clearly defined


The program establishes a positive peer group


Opportunities are provided to develop skills


Successes are acknowledged and celebrated


The project is fun to participate in


Adapted from:

Youth Involvement: Developing Leaders and Strengthening Communities, Bruce Swinehart, Partners for Youth Leadership, Boulder,

CO

Thank you for
participating!


Sea Haven, Inc


PO Box 600

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597

843
-
399
-
4045