Grant funds YSU program set to help disadvantaged youth

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — YSU is launching a program to help disadvantaged youth.

The program is called the YSU-Senior Youth Mentorship Program. It will match kids with adults who have strong educational backgrounds, possess colorful life experiences, and have successful professional careers.

The goal is to create opportunities for disadvantaged youth by furthering their education, vocational and skills training thus enhancing employability.

“Every single one of our young people needs our assistance and whichever way we can help them within our particular areas,” said Jim Tressel, Youngstown State University president.

The program is a collaborative effort between YSU, Safehouse Residential Services, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Eastern Gateway Community College.

It is funded by a $13,000 grant from the Youngstown Foundation, YSU and the Centofanti Foundation.


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