Leadership Glendale, A Program of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, invites you to participate in their 2018 class project benefitting the Community Youth Center, established through a partnership between YWCA Glendale (YWCA) and ABGU GenNext (GenNext). With space provided in-kind by YWCA, GenNext currently operates its youth programming out of the Community Youth Center. Staffed by case managers and volunteer mentors, GenNext runs a free-of-charge After School Program that provides homework help, leadership skills development, job skill preparedness, social media and internet safety, woodshop, healthy eating, and more for local youth ages 11-19. Founded over 90 years ago, YWCA Glendale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women, girls and families in our communities to achieve independence, well-being, self-sufficiency and a life free from violence. YWCA serves as a community resource to the people of Glendale and to non-profit organizations like GenNext, providing services ranging from recreational to youth development, and domestic violence services to in-kind administrative and program space for partners whose mission aligns with YWCA’s. Founded in 1997, GenNext is a non-profit organization under the auspices of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) with the goal to provide adult role models to local youth of Armenian descent to help them become successful, contributing members of society at-large. With the support of Leadership Glendale, the Community Youth Center at YWCA Glendale will be well-equipped with much needed equipment and supplies to support GenNext and other local youth programming for years to come. Thank you for your consideration and support of youth in Glendale.