Our Youth Are the Future!!

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Connections For Success

The focus of “Connections For Success”, formally known as Partners in Reducing Youth Recidivism (PIRYR), is to provide youth and young adults with positive adult mentoring relationships, thereby, reducing risk factors such as alienation and lack of commitment to school (just to name a few) by enhancing protective factors (e.g., healthy beliefs, opportunities for involvement, and social and material reinforcement for appropriate behavior).

Program Partners/Mentors provide youth with personal connectedness, supervision and guidance, mental health support groups, career and cultural enrichment, a knowledge of spirituality, a sense of community, values, and most importantly, goals and hope for the future.

Through Connections For Success, youth participants will also have the opportunity for career exploration and professional mentorship through the internship program, which provides an opportunity for participation stipends.

Our county’s continued growth, development and prosperity is dependent upon well-educated and engaged youth and young adults who are contributing financially, socially and civically. Sunlight Village wants to help youth and young adults who are considered at-risk for failure be at-risk for SUCCESS by working intentionally and collaboratively to develop positive group activities and a mentor-based model.

We want participants to make choices that will positively impact their lives to prevent negative behaviors or support them as they transition from the Juvenile Justice System.

Mentorship / Internship Program

This project will provide mentoring, leadership, support and training programs and services to youth and young adults involved in the juvenile justice system. Through community partnerships with business leaders, advocates and providers we will work to reduce recidivism, provide healthy accountability, and create a safe space for young men and young ladies to explore, develop and take a positive active role in creating their futures. Our focus is within West Dayton but no youth will be turned away from participating in this project!!

  • COMMUNITY CONNECTION

  • MENTORSHIP & ADVOCACY

  • INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND FUN ACTIVITIES

  • ALL YOUTH ARE IMPORTANT AND HAVE A CHANCE FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE!