Strengthening Youth to Succeed
This program is designed to decrease juvenile truancy through the provision of individual and group counseling to youth who are referred by the Bexar County court system. The program serves 232 youth from each district court and is funded by the City of San Antonio.
In 2012, this program succeeded in reducing truancy by 85% and 90% of the youth decreased their absenteeism, tardiness, remained in school and successfully completed their classes
Target population: Youth ages 12-18 years old who have been referred from the court system and are enrolled in middle school, high school and alternative campuses. Youth as young as 11 years old can also receive assistance if enrolled in these schools.