Our work for East Side Youth Strong
Eastside Youth Strong’s stated mission is to support Eastside youth in their goals to graduate and be socially and emotionally strong, and empower youth through transformative relationships and evidence-based practices.The organization was started in 2003 by a group of community leaders committed to changing the negative outcomes for youth. In 2011, EYS began implementing quality youth development approaches aimed at increased classroom achievement. EYS offers quality after school and summer programs for kids and teens, including individual literacy tutoring, and programs that specialize in science, math, technology, and engineering. Eastside Youth Strong serves over 300 youth through partnerships with numerous local organizations.
Kalamazoo's Eastside and Eastwood Neighborhoods