Flintridge Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty and violence through community planning, innovation and action. Flintridge’s Youth of Promise (YOP) program works toward this vision by providing wraparound youth development services with an emphasis on addressing trauma and its impacts.
YOP youth receive case management, mentoring, academic support, life skills sessions, community service learning and family engagement opportunities.
“There's always something going on at YOP...Since I’ve started, I’ve really applied myself. I’m more focused; I have a place that’s meant to do work... The staff are really friendly, and the group of friends we have here is like a family. I can bring my problems here and they can help me with them. I really trust them.”
"At Flintridge Center we understand that breaking the cycle of poverty, violence and incarceration requires disruption at multiple points along the cycle. The Youth of Promise program provides critical prevention and diversion services that allow youth to explore their strengths and uplift their community through advocacy.Our goal is to never see our community’s youth access our adult reintegration services."