WestCare Texas is proud to announce a grant award from the NBA Foundation to support Project YES (Youth Employment Services). Project YES will focus on the “whole-person” needs of youth through case management services and other social supports such as transportation, healthy meals and preventive health checkups to improve overall life. Utilizing age-appropriate evidence-based skills training, with a co-designed curriculum from participants, Project YES will provide positive mentoring, community service learning, college preparation, vocational training placement and job development. Our goal is to ensure all youth find academic assistance, job readiness, social and interpersonal skill building and financial literacy.
“Thank you to the NBA Foundation for their generosity in support of Project YES. WestCare is proud to be one of the 38 organizations recognized on a national level for the work we do in San Antonio. Project YES will empower young people throughout Bexar County to achieve and maintain healthy, safe and sustainable lives as they make their way into adulthood,” said Shawn Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer of WestCare Foundation’s Western Region.
For over a decade, WestCare Texas has continued to build strong partnerships that foster positive community change through various capacity-building efforts. In Bexar County, WestCare Texas operates six programs that offer intensive case management, re-entry opportunities, crisis intervention, neighborhood engagement to reduce traumas, as well as education and prevention services for those experiencing a substance use disorder and/or HIV. Many of our programs are offered in the Eastside Promise Zone where we are dedicated to providing residents with “ladders of opportunities.”