Congress of Youth Development & Leadership was created for youth and young adults from ages 13 through 24. Congress of Youth Development & Leadership embraces a broad social determinant of health approach to advancing the development of youth and young adults in NYC and beyond.
According to Youth Chaplaincy Coalition at wordpress.com , the average annual Cost of High School Dropouts to the U.S. economy is $235,680 in welfare payments, food stamps, criminal justice and medical care.
This represent a cost of 23.5M dollars for 150 school dropouts. This number could be even higher when according to NYC data, the average cost per inmate a year is $118,000.00.
According to Bureau of Prison data, high school drop outs represent approximately 80% of the prison population
Our Congress of Youth Development & Leadership advances the latest innovations in youth development program activities. Our Congress of Youth Development & Leadership is dedicated to developing the nation’s next generation of young leaders that includes pioneering a broad social determinant of health approach that aims to build the competencies, skills and abilities of youth that they need to grow and flourish throughout life.
Our Congress of Youth Development & Leadership is dedicated to building mutually beneficial relationships between youth and their family, peer groups, school, workplace, community, other government institutions, society, and culture to provide opportunities for youth to enhance their knowledge, interests, skills, and abilities.
Congress of Youth Development & Leadership uses curricula, workshops, and experiences to prepare young people to LEAD now and for generations to come. By LEAD we mean
- Lead change that healthify the length and quality of life in their communities and beyond
- Expedite and organize community action to reform public systems to improve the social determinants of health that impact them the most.
- Advance a scientific solution approach to systemic problemsolving to social problems that are rooted in a historical and political context.
- Develope bold new Citywide initiatives that meet directly with and provide input to State and City policymakers, while leading community health outcomes toward healthier pathways to help people live longer and healthier lives.