Most Vulnerable Populations (MVP)
There are services provided by the CYC staff above and beyond the core programs of Dropout Outreach & Recovery, Educational Intervention, and Futures Academy. These services include organizational support, research and evaluation, communications, operations, and the services provided for students in our Most Vulnerable Populations.
CYC’s work with Most Vulnerable Populations (MVP) of youth seeks to lessen the achievement gap for youth across all school districts who experience disproportionate barriers to their education because they are experiencing homelessness, identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ), are pregnant or parenting, or are involved in the corrections or foster care systems. Over the years, it has become evident – through data analysis and information gathered from schools and CYC staff – that vulnerable student populations experience higher dropout rates than their peers. Through the MVP services, CYC staff connect youth with appropriate resources to help them navigate the school system while giving them the tools to make informed choices and become their own best advocate.
Join the CYC MVP VIP Society!
Making a pledge of $1000 or recurring gift of $100/month for one year will make you eligible for membership in the CYC MVP VIP Society and support the MVP and other additional services provided by CYC. As a member of the MVP VIP Society, you will receiving the following:
- Recognition as a CYC MVP VIP
- Quarterly MVP newsletter
- Special recognition at CYC events
- Exclusive invitation to biannual MVP VIP events
- MVP t-shirt and CYC mug