Transforming Youth

K.E.Y.S. After-School & Summer Program:

KEYS; (Keep Educating Youth All Seasons). Working with local faith based and community organizations along with the Youngstown City Schools and the Juvenile Justice Center, our after- school and summer programs provide a safe environment for children in grades K – 12 during the early summer hours. The Program operates Monday – Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the school year and from 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. during the summer months. The Center is approved as a Summer Camp.

YouthFirst Diversion Program:

This recreation & achievement program is available during the most vulnerable hours for youth crime. Youth and young adults from ages 13-20 are provided positive outlets for their youthful energies in a supervised environment. This program stresses team work, valuation of other talents, discipline, conflict & anger management, social, cultural & academic education. During school hours, youth who have been expelled can be referred to us to do community service projects. Youth are required to maintain passing grades and participate in life-skill building sessions. Youth 18 and over are used as mentors for the younger participates.

The Child Enrichment Program:

In addition to the KEYS Program CCE provides Preschool and Day Care services for the parents who have children 3 months – 13 years old. This is also done to assist parents who are working or are seeking employment training. The Center is open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for child care. A cook prepare meals for all children attending The Center and is available for other functions that CCE offers to the community.