PROGRAMS

Advancing Our Agenda

THE MISSION OF CHERISHING LIFE YOUTH TRANSFORMATION SERVICES IS TO PROVIDE HIGHER EDUCATION PREPARATION, NUTRITION SUPPORT AND LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TO YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS.

HIGHER EDUCATION PREPARATION

The higher education preparation program is designed to assist youth and young adults ages 10 through 26 with developing a blueprint and  a strategy for reaching their higher selves. 

This is achieved through:

Providing mentorship

Referrals to people, programs and resources that help meet each individuals goals

Scholarship research assistance 

Outreach and advocacy

Strategic planning tools

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NUTRITION SUPPORT

Cherishing Life sees every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative provides nutrition support to youth, low-income adults with children ages 10 to 19 and young adults ages 20-26, with emphasis on the following topics:

Nutritional needs and cultural heritage of audience; nutrition knowledge, economics and access.

We do this through the following activities:

Tools for planning for daily food needs

Food distribution

Food budgeting 

Referrals to other resources and assistance programs

Advocacy and outreach

Collaboration with partner organizations

Funding Support

OBJECTIVES

  • Reduce food insecurity among youth and young adults

  • Improve youth and young adults access to a healthy diet

  • Provide direct food service distribution to families, in an effort to address their basic human needs

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LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. 

We achieve positive change through the following activities:

Financial literacy workshops

Housing research and placement assistance

Outreach and Advocacy

Strategic planning to set and achieve life goals

Resource referrals 

Job research, training and placement assistance

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Making Education a Priority, not just a Privilege