How BYL Helps Young People
Our Programs Help Young People Understand the Value of Self-Expression
We work with young people to develop written and oral communication skills, build resilience, support emotional stability and strength and encourage personal development and academic achievement.
Our programs work at the individual and group level – supporting young people to recognize their abilities and develop the skills to succeed in life. Through a network of community leaders and business partners, young people are encouraged to participate in asset development; preparing our program participants for career success.
The Feeling Write program is based on extensive research of the health benefits of journaling, completed by Dr. James Pennebaker, Chairman of the Psychology Department at the University of Texas. Students receive a journal at commencement of the program and continue using it until graduation from High School.
Communication Opportunities Program for Youth (C.O.P.Y)
The C.O.P.Y program provides a specific curriculum designed to develop reading and writing skills in young people. In addition to this, social and emotional development is integrated into the program to prepare young people for college and future career success.
Youth Public Relations Agency (Y-PR)
Y-PR is a social enterprise that takes young people who have participated in the BYL classes and partners them with clients – offering quality communications interns at competitive rates. This program provides our young people with an opportunity to gain ‘hands-on’ experience in the field, along with job mentoring from our partners.
Let BYL Support Your Business
It’s happening… our program participants are helping businesses and organizations reach their goals! If you would like to work with our team of eager and energetic young people, please fill out the short form below and we’ll get right back to you.