Penfield Children’s Center, Photo Credit: Mark Avery
Childhood experiences can have a tremendous, lifelong impact on one’s health and quality of life. To reach their full potential, youth need safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Bader Philanthropies supports organizations that serve as catalysts for change and healing in the lives of youth by addressing their most basic needs.
Our partners are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of young people; offering out-of-school and summer opportunities to stretch the physical and creative limits of our city’s youth; and preparing students to succeed as they make the transition into adulthood. Our current Youth Development strategies include:
- Extended Learning Opportunities;
- Character and Professional Development.
Here are some examples of the metrics we use to measure success in Youth Development:
- Families actively engaged in a program;
- Access to mental health support/services;
- Availability of healthy snacks/meals.