Our MissionIs to create an environment to allow the youth and their families to grow to their fullest potential through cultivating and empowering their divine purpose. Our mission is to guide and mentor Lancaster's children and families through building positive and meaningful relationships.
Our GoalIs to intentionally plant seeds of righteousness, academic achievement and leadership in the hearts and minds of every child at Mookie's Place. We strive to fulfill this mission through Daycare services, after-school programs, summer camps, experiential learning, counseling, and Teen leader job training that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential. Mookie's Place mission was created to fill in the gaps that cause barriers for low income families in our community.
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Joint VentureMookie's Place Inc. and The P.O.W.E.R. Network’s have join together with a common goal is to develop and manage vocational, recreational, and educational programs and increase exposure to job readiness skills for youth and young adults in under served communities.
Working together to enhance the positive quality of individual, family and community lives for young adults and future citizens. Mookie's Place and The P.O.W.E.R. Network’s mission to obtain partnerships, public benefits, and opportunities for disadvantaged youth to participate in activities that are educational, recreational, inspiring, and innovative.
Overall GoalChanging minds improve academic performance of the youths of lancaster community, reduce the dropout rate, and reduce juvenile delinquency and gang participation by at-risk youth. Providing our youth with good information will allow them to change thier minds to more positive thinking to positive living.
The BarriersFamilies who are stuck in the middle that make too much for childcare assistance or don’t make enough to pay for aftercare or childcare services without creating hardship. Many families work outside the city limits and commute can't find services to accommodate their hours. Many parent are force to have latchkey kid who returns from school to an empty home, left at home with little parental supervision, because their parent or parents are away at work.
This often leave them with 3 choices stay home with the children, quit their jobs or leave the kids home alone. 'The effects of being a latchkey child differ with age. Loneliness, boredom and fear are most common for those younger than 10 years of age. In the early teens, there is a greater susceptibility to peer pressure, potentially resulting in such behaviors as alcohol abuse, drug abuse, sexual promiscuity and smoking. The behaviors might stem from "unspent energy, peer pressure to misbehave, or hostility because of the lack of appropriate adult attention.
Removing The BarriersMookie's Place Youth and Family Program was design to fill in those gaps and remove the barriers. How do we remove those barriers? We fill in those gap by providing families with services they need and help them be successful. We strive to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, experiential learning, counseling, and teen leader job training that challenge youth and families to develop and realize their potential.
We offer child care services, Target case management and counseling services where and when needed. At Mookie's Place, we go above and beyond to make sure your life is made easier by providing our families a wide range of resources that are accessible at any given time during the day. Read more about the resources we offer, www.mookiesplace.org and see what makes us different than the rest.
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