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Safety, Health, Opportunity and Practice (SHOP)

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2021 COHORTS

SWANSTON COMMUNITY CENTER COHORT: OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2021 

WHAT WE DO:

SHOP was created to serve as a community resource aiming to improve academic outcomes, increase access to public health and social services, reduce disparities, increase communication and build resilience, and reduce negative encounters with law enforcement in distressed neighborhoods. 

Youth learn communication skills, anger management techniques, health and nutrition, stress reduction/coping mechanisms, job readiness, and gain exposure to opportunities such as internships and job shadowing. 

SHOP is a 6-week lesson and paid program. Youth participants will explore:  

  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIE TO KICK IT: COMBATING PEER PRESSURE

  • HANDS UP, GUNS DOWNS: DEESCALATION & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

  • KN0W YOUR RIGHTS: LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERACTION 

  • SKILLS PAY THE BILLS: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

  • MY BODY IS MY GYM: CALISTHENICS/BODYWEIGHT TRAINING

  • IT TAKES A VILLAGE: COMMUNITY BUILDING

Students who complete the entire program without unexcused absences will receive a $200 stipend!

“Due to changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SHOP program will occur at locations in alignment with Sacramento County’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy COVID 19 safety guidance. This includes physical distancing, face coverings, stable group sizes, adequate ventilation, handwashing stations and frequently disinfecting surfaces. 

For more information visit the California Department of Public Health’s Reopening Guidelines.

WHO CAN JOIN

Youth and young adults ages 16-21 in the Sacramento County who have been directly affected by untreated mental illness, violence, poverty, homelessness, incarceration, or school failure are highly encouraged to apply. 

Now accepting applications for Youth Violence Prevention Co-Chair

The mission of Sacramento Youth Violence Prevention is to prevent youth violence by creating a true web of support for youth in Sacramento. Member organizations representing law enforcement, public health, education, health care and community organizations work to achieve documented improvements in criminal justice, health, and education outcomes among minority youth in Sacramento.

To learn more about the Co-chair position, please click below.

HEC's Safety, Health, Opportunity & Practice (SHOP) Program aims to improve academic outcomes, increase access to public health and social services, reduce disparities, increase communication and build resilience and reduce negative encounters with law enforcement in distressed neighborhoods. Youth learn communication skills, anger management techniques, health and nutrition, stress reduction/coping mechanisms, job readiness, and exposure to opportunities such as internships and job shadowing.  

Before the COVID-19 stay-at-home-order, over 70 male and female youth who had experienced violence as either a victim and/or offender were recruited for the program. Youth entered this program through one of four participating high schools as well as through the Sacramento Youth Detention Facility and a variety of community-based programs. Youth received direct mentoring support, healing from trauma, skills for mediating conflict and opportunities to build positive relationships with teachers, community leaders and law enforcement. 

After COVID-19, the program transitioned to a virtual program with education offered via zoom and mentorship provided via phone, text and socially distanced visits.  

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