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Wyoming
Youth Services

800 Oak Avenue
Wyoming, Ohio 45215
(513) 821.2428 Telephone
(513) 821.3707 Fax

Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended service hours may be available upon request.

Quarterly Newsletter
For all service learning opportunities check out our newsletter.

February 2013 newsletter

pdfApril Calendar 2014


Our Staff:
Executive Director:
Kimberly Hauser, MA, MSW, LISW-S
kimberly@wyomingyouthservices.com

Counselor:
Meghan Shelton, MSW, LSW
meghan@wyomingyouthservices.com

After School Program Coordinator:
Indrani Chatterjee
chatterjeei@wyomingcityschools.org

Service Learning Coordinator:
Angie Reichert-Hester, MA, ATR
angie@wyomingyouthservices.com


WYS Annual Report

pdfWYS 2012 Annual Report

Welcome
Welcome to wyomingyouthservices.com. We hope that this website will prove to be a valuable resource to your family, with details of upcoming activities, parenting programs, and outings for youth. We also feature articles related to parenting and links to other parenting websites and resources. We welcome your feedback and any suggestions to improve this site.

Wyoming Youth Services is organized as a non-profit social service agency, and represents a unique partnership between the City of Wyoming, Wyoming Board of Education, Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Junior Woman's Club of Wyoming, Wyoming PSA, and dedicated members of our community. Wyoming Youth Services organizes, collaborates, facilitates and leads this partnership to strengthen the community, its youth and their families. Our mission is to strengthen our community through prevention, support and volunteerism.

We are a unique organization, serving “at-risk” youth and providing growth and enrichment opportunities for all youth in Wyoming. Programs and services we provide free of charge to Wyoming residents include counseling (group, individual and family), after-school tutoring and mentoring, crisis intervention, Juvelie Court representation, school break programs, life skills education, and service learning opportunities for both middle school and high school students.

Wyoming Youth Services
We strengthen our community through prevention, support and volunteerism.

How We Help Strengthen… Prevention

 

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Opportunity to Get Involved:

Wyoming Youth Services, a non-profit organization jointly funded by the City and the School District, as well as through general financial support from the community, is seeking new Board members. Wyoming Youth Services currently serves community youth through a variety of programs and services, including after school and school break programs for middle school youth, service learning, mentoring programs, counseling, and crisis intervention. A strong interest in helping young people and our community is required. Applicants must be willing to attend monthly Board meetings that are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:15 a.m., to actively participate on at least one of the Board’s standing committees, and to assist with fundraising events. The Wyoming Youth Services Board of Trustees is a governing board, which includes community members with widely varied interests and backgrounds.

Letters of interest should be submitted electronically to James Allsop, WYS Board President, at Allsop@fuse.net


Make It Happen Clubs

Wyoming Youth Services wishes to thank WMS student Vishnu Paranandi for his moving video about the “Make it Happen” clubs service project with the Freestore/Foodbank

View the video


DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS
Grounded in scientific research conducted by The Search Institute, Developmental Assets® are considered the essential building blocks of healthy development. Think of assets as the "good stuff" our young people need to help them grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible citizens.
 
The following is a list of The 40 Developmental Assets® used by Wyoming Youth Services in our mission to strengthen every child in OUR community… through Prevention, Support and Volunteerism.

SUPPORT
FAMILY SUPPORT:  Family life provides high levels of love and support.
POSITIVE FAMILY COMMUNICATION:  The young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively and the young person is willing to seek advice from parents.
OTHER ADULT RELATIONSHIPS:  The young person receives support from three or more non-parent adults.
CARING NEIGHBORHOOD:  The young person experiences caring neighbors.
CARING SCHOOL CLIMATE:  School provides a caring, encouraging environment.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOLING:  Parent(s) are actively involved in helping the young person succeed in school.

EMPOWERMENT
COMMUNITY VALUES YOUTH:  The young person feels that adults in the community value youth.
YOUTH AS RESOURCES:  Young people are given useful roles in the community.
SERVICE TO OTHERS:  The young person serves in the community one hour or more per week.
SAFETY:  The young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood.

BOUNDARIES & EXPECTATIONS
FAMILY BOUNDARIES:  Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person's whereabouts.
SCHOOL BOUNDARIES:  School provides clear rules and consequences.
NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES:  Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people's behavior.
ADULT ROLE MODELS:  Parent(s) and other adults model positive behavior.
POSITIVE PEER INFLUENCE:  The young person's best friends model responsible behavior.
HIGH EXPECTATIONS:  Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.

CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TIME
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES:  The young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts.
YOUTH PROGRAMS:  The young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in the community.
RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY:  The young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.
TIME AT HOME:  The young person is out with friends "with nothing special to do" two or fewer nights per week.

COMMITMENT TO LEARNING
ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION:  The young person is motivated to do well in school.
SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT:  The yung person is actively engaged in learning.
HOMEWORK:  The young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day.
BONDING TO SCHOOL:  The young person cares about her or his school.
READING FOR PLEASURE:  The young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.

POSITIVE VALUES
CARING:  The young person places high value on helping other people.
EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE:  The young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.
INTEGRITY:  The young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs.
HONESTY:  The young person "tells the truth even when it is not easy".
RESPONSIBILITY:  The young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.
RESTRAINT:  The young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.

SOCIAL COMPETENCIES
PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING:  The young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices.
INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE:  The young person has empathy, sensitivity and friendship skills.
CULTURAL COMPETENCE:  The young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
RESISTANCE SKILLS:  The young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations.
PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION:  The young person seeks to resolve conflict non-violently.

POSITIVE IDENTITY
PERSONAL POWER:  The young person feels he or she has control over "things that happen to me".
SELF-ESTEEM:  The young person reports having a high self-esteem.
SENSE OF PURPOSE:  The young person reports that "My life has a purpose".
POSITIVE VIEW OF PERSONAL FUTURE:  The young person is optimistic about her or his personal future.


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