Community Coalition’s South Central Youth Empowered through Action (SCYEA) program works to address youth-of- color’s disproportionate involvement with the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
It also cultivates the leadership and self-efficacy of at-risk youth through services and trainings to address academic and wellness needs, prevent criminal justice contact and prepare them for long-term success and leadership.
“I come to Community Coalition to be with people who are my family, who uplift me, and bring me positive energy that I feel like I need in my life. I also come to develop the skills I need in order to change the school to prison pipeline.”
"Radical change is needed for our youth to succeed, and radical change is what Ready to Rise is bringing, as we collectively re-engineer youth programs from incarceration and punishment to prevention, treatment, and leadership development."