Creativity Based Programs
EYS offers creativity based programs for all ages to promote healthy self-expression. Acts of creativity benefit children’s concentration and confidence by stimulating thought organization. This also increases children’s ability to work independently and productively. The range of creative programs EYS offers include: Crafty Class, Paint Nights, and Pokemon.
Leadership Based Programs
EYS offers leadership based programs for all ages to establish peer acceptance and goal setting while focusing on the foundations of leadership. These foundations include respect, teamwork, knowing your limits, self expression, and compassion. Examples of these programs include: Leadership Challenge, Peer Leadership, and Wingman.
Social Emotional Learning Programs
Through social emotional learning programs, EYS combines movement, crafts, and games to allow our children to feel uncomfortable emotions in a controlled way. Children leave these programs with awareness of their potential and compassion for others. Examples of these programs are 123 Learning About me, My Feelings and Me, and Playgroup.
Skill Building / Educational Programs
Skill building and educational based programs are designed to further the positive youth development by integrating safety and inviting community members to join activities that are popular for children. Children learn best in a dynamic, supportive, and encouraging environment. Skill building/educational programs include: Safe Sitter, S.T.E.M, Search and Build with Lego Bricks.
School Readiness Programs
The school readiness programs created by EYS are meant to ease transitions and give confidence to our children during what can be challenging times in new environments. These programs are Ready Set Kindergarten, Safety Town, and EMS Scavenger Hunt.
Workshops & Support Groups
Our workshops provide all our community members with an opportunity to learn. Sharing useful information on vulnerable topics (like substance abuse, mental health, and parenting) initiates conversation. Conversations make a difference. We offer a vast amount of workshops covering topics like: NARCAN, QPR, Mental Health First Aid, Vaping 101, and Substance Abuse Information.
EYS hopes that adults maintain the same amount of peer support that we know to be essential for our children. This is why we have created parent support groups that encourage open communication among caregivers. Support groups include LGBTQ+, Unified Ellington, SMART Recovery and Parents Supporting Parents.