Every Youth Radio participant has access to mental and physical wellness support designed to help them manage challenges in all areas of their lives through case management, academic and career advising, and healthy food choices. By providing wrap-around services to our young people and supporting them in examining their own experiences, our process promotes resiliency and self-sufficiency.
On-site case managers conduct needs assessments for all young people and facilitate group and individual counseling sessions. Case managers connect young people to external resources and support as needed, including housing, healthcare, legal support and more.
Academic and Career Advising
We help every student reach their academic and career goals through workshops, field trips, guest speakers, and individualized guidance on a range of higher educational and professional opportunities. Services include homework assistance, SAT preparation, college application prep, financial aid guidance, resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation.
Our Creating Healthy Everyday Foods (CHEF) program provides students with basic nutrition, culinary skills, knowledge of how to prepare accessible healthy food options, and daily snacks and meals prepared by youth interns working alongside a professional chef. CHEF serves as a de-stigmatized gateway to conversations about food insecurity and access to nutrition resources. Students discover the role food plays in personal and community health, the environment, and local and world economies. Through education and healthy choices, students cultivate a well functioning mind, body, and planet. Through CHEF, students feed more than 150 young people each week.
Our Health and Wellness program encourages awareness and engagement in health topics that affect our students’ lives and communities. Through peer-to-peer education and youth-produced media, students build their knowledge of teen pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted infection prevention, teen dating violence prevention, active living, food justice, alcohol and other drug use/abuse, harm reduction, and emotional self-regulation.