New Directions for Youth

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Description

The mission of New Directions for Youth (NDY) is to provide comprehensive programs that help at-risk youth become productive, self-sufficient and healthy young adults.

Since 1976, New Directions for Youth has provided various programs and services to at-risk youth. Through their Therapeutic Counseling program, NDY provides assessment, counseling, and referral services to young people and their families regarding issues such as gang affiliation, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, drop-out decisions, and depression. NYD’s Graffiti Removal and Neighborhood Beautification project utilizes workers referred from the court or probation department to remove graffiti in the hopes of teaching community pride, self-respect, respect for property, and the value of volunteerism.

Other NYD programs include: Summer Employment, Literacy Training, Career Education and Exploration, Gang Prevention, Delinquency Prevention, Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Recovery, Parent Education, Alternative Services for Youth, and the Community Technology Center.

Goal / Mission

The mission of New Directions for Youth is to provide comprehensive programs that help at-risk youth become productive, self-sufficient and healthy young adults, and create supportive family environments.

Results / Accomplishments

Since it was founded in 1976, New Directions for Youth has provided no-cost services to over 90,000 individuals. The organization provides assessment, counseling, and referral services to over 2,000 at-risk youth and their families each year. In addition, workers referred from the court and probation department remove over 100,000 square feet of graffiti each month.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Tim Brown
7315 North Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(818) 503-6330
tim@mail.ndfy.org
http://www.ndfy.org/default.html
Categories
Public Safety
Social Environment / Volunteerism & Charitable Donations
Education / Literacy
Organization(s)
New Directions for Youth
Date of implementation
1976
Geographic Type
Urban
Location
Los Angeles, CA
For more details
http://www.ndfy.org/Programs.html
Target Audience
Teens, Families