Save Our Youth celebrates Black History month by re-creating different accounts of the Civil Rights / Jim Crow era of the late 1950’s and the early 1960’s: adult and youth participation at various churches and schools have helped bring the importance of the message from these impromptu scenarios which is for us to learn too respect each other no matter who we are, (This year this program celebrated its eight year).
Library Card Challenge – Save Our Youth has partnered with the Carnegie Branch Library to help promote “Reading” in the summer. Youth ages 8 to 17 are allowed to apply for a library card under the Save Our Youth program which authorizes them to be able to use the youth library services, (This program will be in its fourth year this year).
Save Our Youth celebrates Black History moth with the junior high school, high school and college level students by hosting an African American quiz contest. The purpose is to teach tolerance, diversity and help the students understand the importance of learning to co-exist with each other. The winner of the contest receives an IPad while other students receive various gift cards, (This year, this program celebrated its eighth year).
Putt Putt Golfing – Save Our Youth has a relationship with Pro Golfer Eric Terrian and the Pro Duffers of Jackson. The youth ages 5 to 17 spends a day during the summer on the mini golf course at Ella Sharp Park, learning basic putting from members of the Pro Duffers, ( this year will be the fifth year for this program).
End of the school year community Party / Back to school community party – At the end of the school year, Frosty Boy Ice Cream and Save Our Youth work together with celebrating the end of the school year at the Frosty Boy Ice Cream parlor on Cooper St.; our purpose is trying to create a positive mind set and offer our various summer programs / projects to the youth. The back to school community party includes a back pack give away, (This program will be in its fourth year this year).