YO S.O.S is a year-long leadership training program for high school youth interested in reducing violence and cultivating stronger neighborhoods in Brooklyn and beyond. Each spring, the youth complete a series of job-readiness workshops with the goal of securing summer employments.
Do you know of a business or community organization that would be able to host 1-2 YO S.O.S. graduates this summer?
The program requires high levels of accountability from the youth, and those who make it to the end demonstrate the previously mentioned skills as well as a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and an ability to fulfill commitments with reliability and responsibility. Additionally, once youth are placed at employment sites, YO S.O.S. staff are on call all summer for check-ins with students and employers to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.