Childen enter school ready and are successful in primary school. youth gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to obtain family-sustaining employment.
Boys & Girls Club of the Big Pines
- Project Learn
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.
D.O.R.S. Community Services
- Job Ready!
Job Ready! is an educational program teaching young people with either no work history or poor work history how to present themselves to the workforce, how to identify a career path and how to gain and maintain employment. Job Ready! supports and guides them in their job search, interviewing, advocates on their behalf with employers, delivers job coaching, helps provide work-related uniform requirements and instills work ethic.
East Texas Area Council Boy Scouts of America
- Learning for Life and Exploring
Learning for Life is a school and work-site based program that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BSA. It utilizes programs designed for schools and community-based organizations that are designed to prepare youth for the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.
- Scouting in Greater Longview
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Scouting does through the following methods: peer association, adult guidance, character development, citizenship training, personal fitness and the outdoor program.
East Texas Literacy Council
- Adult Basic Literacy and ESL
In the ETLC Basic Literacy Program, low literacy clients (age 16 and above, ranging from those who need help learning to read to those who are seeking their GED, but have low literacy skills in reading, math, writing or those who need communication and other skills in English) are assessed, and individualized learning plans are developed. Instruction is given by trained volunteer tutors, staff, and through our computer learning centers.
- Young Adult Dropout Literacy
ETLC continues to have young adults (age 16-25) who need the skills to obtain a High School Equivalency (formerly GED) certification or post secondary certificate for employment at a self-sufficient wage. This program will provide a staff instructor/mentor; job skill counseling to address available certification;; high interest instructional materials; pre-GED instruction; other basic literacy instruction as needed; training for volunteer tutors who have a desire to work with young adult dropouts; and partial funding for the GED test as funds allow.
Friends of Partners in Prevention
- Longview Bridges Out of Poverty
Longview Bridges Out of Poverty (LBOP) is based on a national model, Bridges Out of Poverty. Community members address the barriers that keep people in poverty, and the community-wide impact of poverty. The 4 components of LBOP: (1) Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World sessions – Curriculum offered to individuals living in poverty, (2) Monthly meetings for Getting Ahead graduates, known as Staying Ahead Meetings. (3) LBOP Steering Committee – A network created to alleviate and eliminate poverty in Longview, (4) Training – Training in the BOP model and Poverty Simulations.
- Partners in Prevention Mentoring Program
Partners in Prevention Mentoring Program inspires and encourages young men and women for Leadership through positive adult relationships. Caring adult mentors are screened, trained, and matched with a young person in need of extra adult support, often referred to the program by school counselors or caregivers. Mentors and mentees meet once per week at the school campuses during the lunch period and outside of school hours for a minimum of 4 hours per month. Goals are to build relationships of positive impact to encourage students to stay in school and develop a positive future story.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Girl Scouting in the School Day - East Texas
Girl Scouting in the School Day is an investment in future of girls so that she can gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and behaviors that allow her to reach her full potential. GSNETX offers this free leadership program to girls through a partnership with Longview ISD middle schools. The program is presented within the school day during a P.E. or Health class and is supplemented with Saturday programs, field trips and spring break/summer camps.
Longview Child Development Center
- Child Care Assistance for Low Income Families
Longview Child Development Center (LCDC) will provide a quality program for low-income families and their children. Our goal is to graduate these children from the center prepared and ready to enter public school programs "on-level", in all developmental stages. It is the purpose to accomplish these goals through well trained caregivers, agency referrals and collaborations. Research shows that high quality child care results in increased income for families in the workforce. Parents must be working, in school, or attending a job training program.
Longview Community Ministries
- Learning Lab
Longview Community Ministries’ Learning Lab provides classes to interested individuals free of charge. All classes are designed to fight poverty, obtain or maintain gainful employment, help better manage resources, and create a more stable home environment. Instruction is provided by volunteer teachers in LCM’s classroom or computer lab.
Parenting Resource Center
- Parent Education Classes
Parenting Resource Center is a primary prevention program designed to provide parenting classes, work with families, and advocate for children. Our purpose is to provide parents with the necessary tools and skills to develop strong, healthy families.
SeeSaw Children's Place
- SeeSaw Children
SeeSaw Children's Place is a licensed childcare/afterschool program offering scholarships to qualifying parents, grandparents/guardians to assist them in affording a safe, fun place for their children while they are working. SeeSaw is open from 6:45 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. for 18 months to 12 years of age.