Mission: Six goals of this organization include: creating more services for at-risk youth; creativing competence within youth and service providers; partnerships and collaboration with faith based organizations, businesses, and other agencies; create crisis response protocol; promote community and parent engagement.
Activities: This non-profit's main activity is fundraising to award funds to small programs and projects for at-risk youth. Events such as Easter Egg hunts; handball tournaments for at-risk youth at San Isidro Parl. National Night Out with PD doing community policing are all examples. In collaboration with South County Youth Task Force, the group sponsors Tuesday evening basketball and mixed martial arts nights in Gilroy for youth ages 6-19 and parents. A similar Thursday night program may begin soon in Morgan Hill.
Needs/Projects this semester: South County Youth Task Forceis in an exciting relationship-building period. Students at this stie will engage in three different kinds of activities; work with at risk youth and possibly adults at one or more of the scheduled Tuesday/Thursday night events or at Mount Madonna School; work with fundraising events to stablize program; work with local business owners, churches, and others to engage and involve them in supporting local youth. Special projects such as website creation and promotion, young mens' group, and/or support group for women who have survived domestic violence are also possible.
Apply if: You are self-starting and motivated, and want to work with this community and population. This agency will work with a limited number of students, and will accept students who cannot pass criminal background checks.
Don't apply if: You are not serious about doing the work, or have trouble working with people.
Other information about this agency: See article from 2012 about the foundation of this group-- http://www.sccgov.org/sites/opa/nr/Pages/County-Partners-with-South-County-to-Support-Youth-Task-Force.aspx
Address: this agency is a non-profit that does not have an actual office. Contact supervisor, below, the determine meetings and work schedule.
Contact: supervisor Vanessa DeLeon, 408 337-7329.