Collaborative Solutions for Communities Summer Activities

Event Name: Columbia Heights Youth Soccer Tournaments

Dates:  July 9, 2013- August 23, 2013 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 4pm-11pm.

Objective:  To create a positive and safe environment for at risk/gang involved youth. Emphasize positive behavior thru recreational sports and healthy competition. Youth will come together to celebrate diversity, strengthen community involvement and prevent gang- related incidents. Community organizations will also have the opportunity to reach out to the youth and provide services as needed.

How many participated: 15 teams (under 15) – 18 teams( under 19)  in total 246 youth registered to participate in the soccer tournaments.

Program Name: Summer Youth Employment program

Dates: July 1, 2013 – August 9, 2013.

Objective: Summer Jobs were provided for 25 untraditional youth ages 14-21  received job readiness skills classes and hands on in administration, clean team, media and health and fitness career tracks to choose from at The Columbia heights Shaw Collaborative.

Participants: 25

Program Name: GIRLS GROUP 

Girls that we have worked with since 2004 or longer have all successfully began the school year in a university.

  • 2- graduation date December 2013
  • 6- graduation date June 2014
  • 3 –graduation date June 2015
  • 2 – graduation date June 2016
  • 2 – graduation date June 2017