Turning Point aims to provide young men, 8-24, with guidance and assistance as to give them the best chance of establishing their lives and gaining financial independence.
According to the Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot, 1 out of 6 youth do not work or go to school. Turning Point we have identified five core societal issues affecting at-risk youth: Poverty, Gangs, Poor Education, Lack of Role Models and Substance & Sexual Abuse
Turning Point shall address these issues by:
After School Tutoring program:
Tutoring for each student’s weak subject area(s), preparation for standardized tests specifically focusing on reading, math, and science, arts and music classes, basic computer skills classes (computers provided).
The program will be ran by volunteers and each student in need will be assigned a volunteer to improve the particular student’s critical subject areas.
“Success Factors” Mentorship Roundtable
Each week, participants in the Success Factors program will join a roundtable of qualified experts who will educate them on key attributes for success. Each week will have a different emphasis such as: Social Etiquette, Economic Awareness, Presentation (How to Dress for the Job you want), etc.
Depending on the specific needs and goals, the participant can receive:
Financial independence & literacy counseling
Family planning counseling
Mental health counseling