Our youth need to know that they have the love and support from their communities to see them excel, despite the cards they've been dealt.
About Network Connect
Mission: Network Connect was founded in 2019 with the mission of improving the coordination of youth serving organizations by building effective partnerships for youth, families, communities and organization. We aim to increase access to social, cultural, and educational programs for youth in New Castle County, Delaware.
Future Culture Creators youth employment program that employees youth between the ages of 14 - 18, for 12 months. The students serve as youth ambassadors to community centers during safe haven hours and develop civic initiatives for the city of Wilmington. In the last six months these students have hosted two teen town halls. The town halls have served as an outlet for teens to voice their opinions about issues they face in everyday life. From these town hall meetings the group has worked on solution based initiatives to address some of the concerns discussed during town halls.
Network Connected has powered Safe Haven hours in partnership with three community centers in the last six months. Allowing teens a safe and productive space to hang out in the community. During Safe Haven hours 4 community engagement events have been hosted.
In January we launched our girls mentorship program at Great Oaks High School. This program meets three times a week during the school day helping young ladies navigate through life’s challenges while developing new skills and goals.
We are expanding with new partnerships frequently and serving as the connecting agency for great initiatives. We plan to continue our work towards revitalizing out-of-school hours programming, it's important for us to build communities culturally and creatively through sharing, collaboration, and feedback. Please share with us your organization's good news!!