Crossroads for Kids combines school-year programs and immersive summer camp experiences to provide at-risk youth with a supportive community and access to experiences and resources that help them discover self -confidence, graduate from high school, seek higher education and become members of the next generation of diverse young leaders.
Introduced in the summer of 2003 in partnership with the National C5 Association, the progressive C5 curriculum was developed with input from nationally recognized youth development industry leaders and represents the second half of the Crossroads 10-year program.
C5 stands for Character-driven; Community-focused; Challenge-ready; College-bound; and Committed to a better future. The C5 curriculum includes leadership skill building, college readiness workshops, financial literacy programs and community service projects. Crossroads staff contact participants bi-weekly to discuss their individual Leadership Plans, how they are doing in school, and to connect them with additional support resources if needed.