Rising Sun Youth Outreach Program
Our Mission & Purpose
When we look at the UNCF slogan "a mind is a terrible thing to waste" The minds of our youth need to be inspired to learn and get along with one another. Our Mission is to create and maintain an effective environment by establishing behavioral supports and social culture needed for all youth and stack holders in our community to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. To instill the lifelong values of teamwork and individual responsibility in daily tasks in a healthy environment.To build individual character, confidence and skills through a wide range of sports, workshops and cultural activities.
Today's youth and families face many obstacles such as community violence, strained relationships, academic and legal challenges, unresolved trauma and unaddressed/undiagnosed mental health issues. In order to achieve more desirable outcomes these obstacles must be addressed. We feel that the Rising Sun Youth Outreach Program will help meet and reduce the violence and destructive behavior that is occurring in our community!
We will organize and implement a Summer Camp Outreach Program during the summer months utilizing our gymnasium for organized recreational opportunities. We will also offer tutoring classes in Leadership, Career Planning, Technology and Entrepreneurship.
We plan to have our gymnasium open to the community- during the summer months - Saturdays from (11:00-- 2:00 p.m.) and 2 days out of the week during the Fall months-- (Schools are in session). (Wednesdays from 3:00- to 5:00 p.m. ( later evening times for older youth)
Other activities will include: The following:
(1) We will have guest entrepreneurs speakers
(2) Interactive Seminars focusing on Technology
(3) Planned field trips to places of businesses, and visits to museums
(4) Basketball Tournaments for Austin Community and surrounding Neighborhoods