CROSSROADS has several programs and fundraisers. Click one of the programs to get more information. 

CROSSROADS uses the Search Institutes 40 developmental assets and America's 5 Promises

as our guides for researched-based information to raise resilient children. Visit their websites at: 

 

https://www.search-institute.org

 

https://www.americaspromise.org

 

 

About Crossroads

Crossroads Youth Center a 501c3 youth organization and the programs, Unite Against Bullying ME, Maine Academic Scholarship Program, the Crown CARES and several other programs listed under "programs" are organized and operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation. www.CYCSaco.org. Click on the program above to get more information. See our mission and goals below......

Mission Statement

 

A 501  c-3 youth organization which aims to nurture, advocate, educate and  provide a safe environment that empowers healthy living and fosters social responsibility.

Goals

 

The goals of Crossroads is to provide a healthy and nurturing environment to support the physical, social and mental growth and development of children, youth and their families.  Crossroads teaches tolerance through volunteering, character education and positive social behaviors. We believe when we come together as a unified group, we create a better world preparing every child for a lifetime of resiliency, volunteerism and leadership.

 

Crossroads defines these competencies of healthy, positive, resilient and community-minded youth development goals and programs that focus on the following:

 

  • Social awareness, understanding and acceptance of all people

  • Social awareness education

  • Physical and psychological health program that provides education on healthy choices, eating, and mental health.

  • Inclusivity  

·       Encouraging service-learning  and discovery

·       Community projects and social action

·       Philanthropy

·       Youth-led research and development

·       Engage youth as life-long volunteers

  • Mentoring programs for youths, teens and young adults.

  • Supervised community service projects.

  • Programs available to enhance and encourage positive self-esteem, social awareness, and confidence of our youth 4 to 26 with mentoring programs for all ages.

  • Provide a safe and healthy environment for youth.

  • Promote and aid in the awareness and prevention of peer pressure, bullying, hate violence, harassment, substance abuse, mental, physical and social health, crime and other social issues.

  • Advocate for youth, families to provide a community able to understand how to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • Supporting adults to raise resilient children.

  • A program that is free of charge and holds a 501 c3 non-profit status

  • Programs and events that focus on our core values such as: social and self-awareness, honesty, fairness, compassion, respect, kindness, inclusion, encouragement, gratitude, accountability, friendship, giving, and courageous  for all.

  • Support youth with  social education, college scholarship, civic engagement and volunteerism.

 

Objectives and Desired Outcomes

 

Crossroads achieves our goals by:

 

  • Continually identifying the risk factors and needs in our community using guidelines of the Search Institutes 40 developmental assets.

  • Working with local and surrounding  organizations, school departments and youth programs in our community.

  • Develop comprehensive prevention programs to prevent delinquency and supports personal growth.  

  • Providing alternative and enriching learning activities and day camps based on the arts, reading times, organized fundraisers that are educational and researched based.

  • Developing and collaborating partnerships with families, schools, nonprofit agencies and community members

  • Developing and providing area resources through a mentoring program.

  • Crossroads financial supports its programs with fundraisers, donations and grants.

Crossroads task is to teach tolerance through volunteering, character education and positive social behaviors. Crossroads' believes when we come together as a unified group we can create an even better world. Crossroads makes it easy for you to get involved—whether at home, school or work—by offering resources to help you create positive social change in your own community and around the US, Canada and all of North and South America. Find out how Crossroads makes extending a helping hand, doable and rewarding.

All of Crossroads Programs, use researched based social awareness, bullying prevention education, and character education in their events, school visits, and annual walks.

​HOW YOU CAN HELP

Volunteer! and Understand the meaning of social responsibility and the need for positive social character. Bullying is intentional, repetitive and shows an imbalance of power. Character Education and speaking up are the best ways to prevent bad behavior or stop bullying. You can help by spreading the word. The bullying ends with you and me!  



SCHOOL VISITS

Crossroads offers free school visits to schools across the US. Contact us to see if you qualify for a visit from a volunteer. Topics include kindness, respect, bullying prevention and other character education issues.

For more information on our programs visit these websites:

www.cycsaco.org

www.UniteAgainstBullyingME.org

www.CrossroadsProductions.me

www.CrownCARES.org

www.missmainepageant.com

www.AmericanWomenofService.com

www.GirlCARE.org

 

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