Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) meets the urgent needs of at-risk youth and their families in Washington, DC. We believe that young people and families already possess the strengths and abilities necessary to solve their problems and improve their lives. A person who believes he can change and who can envision a different life can make that desire real.
SBY provides help wherever it’s needed—on the street, in its shelters, or at the homes of young people and families who are struggling. Serving DC’s poorest communities, where institutions and systems are broken and young people and their families are struggling to overcome obstacles, SBY uses proven youth development practices to help young people find new ways of surviving, thriving, and realizing success. With more than 30 years of experience meeting the ever-changing needs of DC’s youth and families with innovative programs, we are always willing to listen and ready to help.
The National Network for Youth has been serving the youth of America for more than 30 years by championing the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected youth. We do this through advocacy, innovation and services. Our reach is extended through our member organizations, allowing us to be in numerous communities throughout the country as we create a neighborhood of support for the next generation.
Our members are community-based organizations along with their neighborhood youth, adults, associations, and regional and state networks of youth workers. These builders of the future provide street-based services, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, counseling, and social, health, educational and job-related services to over 2.5 million youth each year.
The National Network is committed to ensuring that opportunities for growth and development be available to our neighbors everywhere. The youth we work with face greater odds due to abuse and neglect, homelessness, lack of resources, community prejudice, differing abilities and other life challenges.
National Network for Youth envisions a world where vulnerable youth have a safety net everywhere they turn — therefore creating positive and strong communities one youth at a time.