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SUCCEED Evening Reporting Center




SUCCEED Evening Reporting Center: Provides a highly structured program of support and supervision for teens that otherwise would be incarcerated in detention centers. Our SUCCEED Evening Reporting Center engages youth that in most cases society has written them off. Our program model is (DON’T COUNT ME OUT). The program goal is decreasing the recidivism rate for youth on probation. The program make this happen by involving the youth in positive activities and ensuring they are supervised during the evening, when the youth are most likely to get into trouble. The essential aspects of the SUCCEED program is  life skills training, tutoring, and job readiness. The program also include a service component, emphasizing the need to give back to society and promoting civic responsibility. One unique aspect of the program is the art therapy activities, which promotes creative expression and reduces stress, for example (canvas art, painting picture frames, bird houses, jewelry boxes) Expressive Art Therapy activities help foster self expression, create coping skills, and strengthen sense of self.


“Since the opening of the SUCCEED Evening Reporting Center program five years ago, we have served more than two hundred fifty youth. The YMCA of Newark & Vicinity’s SUCCEED Evening Reporting Center is funded through contractual agreements with the Hudson County Department of  Health & Human Services, Youth Service Commission and Juvenile Justice Commission.


 For more information about the SUCCEED program, contact Shanell Toomer at stoomer@newarkymca.org.