Evolution and Innovation - A New Program Model is Born
As a result, over the past ten years Crossroads for Kids has revolutionized the way people look at summer camp by evolving the model to capture the cumulative and life-changing effects of a summer camp experience in a comprehensive year-round, multi-year youth development initiative that combines immersive residential camp experiences and school year programming. Our year-round program model allows Crossroads to remain a consistent and reliable place for kids to turn, regardless of whether they move to a new school or a new foster family. Over the ten years of programming, we provide invaluable experiences and opportunities, and connect our youth to important community resources and people that can help open doors so they can experience success as they transition into adulthood.
Strategic Plan: New Model Expansion
The Crossroads program is not a quick fix or an intervention. It is a long term prevention program that provides a positive, supportive community for at-risk youth to belong to as they navigate the many challenges and obstacles they face in working towards a better future. In a relatively short period of time we have seen the profound impact that our long-term support has had not only on the lives of the youth in our programs, but the lives of their extended families and communities. With a strategic plan in place, a consistently balanced annual budget and a strong endowment fund, our challenge is now to grow our high impact multi-year programs without sacrificing any of the quality that makes our model successful.