PRO Youth’s programs play a crucial role in shaping the lives of young people, providing them with the support, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive and reach their full potential.

Our Impact

Youth development programs have a profound impact on the lives of young people, influencing their personal growth, academic achievement, social connections, and overall well-being. Here are some key ways in which PRO’s youth development programs positively impact the youth we serve:

Social Connections

Participating in our youth development programs allows young people to form meaningful connections with peers, mentors, and supportive adults. These relationships provide a sense of belonging and support, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Community Engagement

Our youth development programs encourage civic engagement and provide opportunities for youth to become advocates around topics that impact their daily lives. By fostering a sense of civic responsibility and social awareness, these programs empower young people to be positive change-agents in their neighborhoods and beyond.

Healthy Behaviors

Our youth development programs promote healthy behaviors through project-based learning opportunities. By instilling positive habits early on, these programs help youths make informed choices and maintain their physical and mental well-being.

Personal Growth

Our youth development programs focus on nurturing the social, emotional, and cognitive development of young individuals. Through experiential learning, mentorship, and skill-building activities, youths develop self-confidence, resilience, and leadership skills that prepare them for future success.


PRO Youth Advisory Board

“I know that when kids have the right support system and the proper resources, they can achieve anything. I want to be someone who helps make a meaningful impact on their lives while giving back to my community. I fully believe that being on the Youth Advisory Board for Sacramento will enable me to achieve that goal.”


Direct Service Program

“Throughout my academic junior year, PRO impacted my life in incredible ways. I looked forward to every meeting day, excited to share my thoughts and express myself in a safe environment, fostered by my peers and Miss Kelley herself. I've become more of an inspired advocate for myself and my community. I wholeheartedly cherish the opportunity to speak with others, raising awareness about mental health and substance abuse prevention. I highly recommend the program to anyone considering to sharpen their leadership skills, educate themselves about mental health and substances, or meet new people, having an amazing time throughout it all.”


Creating spaces that foster conversations and build relationships.

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Since 1981, PRO Youth & Families has been dedicated to engaging young people in opportunities that inspire hope. Together, let’s create a world where every young person has the opportunity to thrive.

Donate today and join us in building a brighter future for our youth!