Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) Boston
Empowering young people from court-involved or at-risk backgrounds to succeed in the workforce, in the community, and in their lives.
YOU Boston offers every young person an opportunity to work and learn, along with intensive staff support. This dual approach, of both challenge and encouragement, helps young people take actionable steps toward a better future.
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The Friends of Youth Opportunity Boston (FYOB) is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Help give Boston's young people the support they need to succeed by donating today!
Case Management and Workshops
Every young person at YOU Boston is assigned to a case manager. Together, they meet one-on-one to establish an Individualized Service Plan (ISP). This plan focuses on achieving self-set goals. Young people meet regularly with their case manager to track goal progress. The ISP helps them to stay focused on their future and celebrate small successes along the way. Teens without a high school diploma or GED must also establish an education plan focused on achieving their secondary credential.
Youth Empowerment Workshops
Young people at YOU Boston can take advantage of youth empowerment workshops. These workshops are calibrated to the needs of different peer groups. In fall 2017, for example, YOU Boston provided an ongoing workshop for young fathers and another for teenage girls and young women.
Become a YOU Partner
Learn about the role of our partners in creating a supportive community for young people, and learn how to become a YOU partner.