We need your help.
For 10 years Youth N.O.W. has provided a safe space that offers FREE TUTORING for Middle and High School youth in South County during the after school hours. Youth are provided with homework help, access to tech and wifi, project supplies, nutritious food, and various enrichment and life skills activities. Most importantly friendships are built, and caring staff and volunteers are available for guidance and mentorship. Without additional support many of our South County youth who face barriers are at a disadvantage will lose the opportunity to be our successful contributors to the community of tomorrow. WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL HELP NOW!
10 years of program growth with an immediate successful pivot during this pandemic, supporting any student in need with their academics is at risk of being lost! This is not the time for our students to be left without the academic support and the relationships they rely on. Youth N.O.W. has been serving 120-150 students per school year with programming ( 55 students participate in the 5 week summer program.) Currently 130 students receive twice weekly 90 minute sessions and 20 students have access to our morning Pod which offers a safe space for students who do not have a way to do their school day while supervised.
The pandemic has certainly hit everyone and with the sudden loss of our benefactor's funding, Youth N.O.W. has sustained a huge loss and is at risk of closing. Without immediate funding for the 2021 school year we will NOT be here for Brian as he finishes his senior year having been with Youth N.O.W. since a freshman; a safe environment he has found success in. We want to see him graduate through our program. We will not be here for our 9th graders battling to transition to high school. Our front line workers, farm workers' families, and the community of Watsonville will lose an important resource that supports their children.
Your decision to donate now will be the difference.
“Youth N.O.W. has helped me through school and through anything else outside of school, such as when I need someone to talk to. When I think of Youth N.O.W. I think of home. I feel like without Youth N.O.W., this year would have been very difficult. Students just need someone or some program like Youth N.O.W. to count on for help of any kind.”
- Brian, 12th grade, WHS
“The type of support Youth N.O.W. provides to the community is essential. The skyrocketed increase in the number of students wishing to participate in their program this year is the most telling sign of the importance and the need for this organization to continue.”
United4Youth Watsonville Community Impact Collaborative under the United Way