Best Buy Community Grant Awarded to Youth Infusion

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East Stroudsburg, PA – Youth Infusion, Inc. was awarded $5,000 to implement its School-based Service-learning Initiative in partnership with East Stroudsburg High School South’s Cavalier Justice Academy (CJA).  The focus of the grant is to support programs that give teens access to opportunities through technology.  The service-learning partnership between Youth Infusion, Inc. and the CJA assists students in developing meaningful service-learning projects that span beyond the classroom.  The founders of the organization believe that connecting youth with their community and conducting authentic and pragmatic service-learning projects gives students a sense of purpose, cultivates self reliance, and promotes sustained civic involvement.  Past projects chosen by students include alcoholism, bullying, and suicide prevention.  Students have created documentary films, public service announcements, as well as additional resources for youth and the community, in general.   With grant support from Best Buy, CJA students will continue their current service-learning project on Child Abuse, in partnership with Youth Infusion, Inc.  Please visit www.youthinfusion.org this winter for details on the students’ final project demonstration, which will take place at the Sherman Theater.

Youth Infusion, Inc. is a grassroots non-profit organization that offers both school-based and community-based programs to youth of Northeast Pennsylvania.  These programs empower local youth to improve their lives and the lives of others.

The organization’s School-based Service-learning Initiative provides an opportunity for classroom teachers to connect students with community resources so as to implement service-learning projects that extend beyond the classroom.   Through Youth Infusion’s School-based Service-learning Initiative, students work directly with community leaders, public officials, and neighborhood members and, through which, are able to improve their public speaking, technical skills, and creativity. In addition, by engaging in social/political issues, students are given opportunities to think critically and analyze problems to create systemic change.  For more information on Youth Infusion, Inc. or its programs, please call (570) 266-5125 or visit www.youthinfusion.org.