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Community Partnership for Youth

Mission

Community Partnership for Youth (CPY) is a prevention program providing positive alternatives to gangs, drugs and violence while reinforcing individual strengths. Our vision is to provide our youth with a safe, structured environment that encourages healthy boundaries, positive self-esteem and the ability to make good choices for a full and successful life.

The Big Idea

Community Partnership for Youth (CPY) is a prevention program providing positive alternatives to gangs, drugs and violence qhile reinforcing individual strengths. They offer their youth a safe, structured environment, encouraging healthy boundaries and development of self-esteem and the ability to make good choices for a full and successful life. They’ve established their High School Leadership, Life Skills & Job Preparation program, in which high school students are taught to serve as mentors and role models for elementary and middle school youth while maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA and volunteering for two quarters of school or a full summer. CPY then hires those high school students. While this is an important opportunity to develop necessary job skills, it’s also a lesson in the importance of giving back to one’s community.

I have been a part of the high school leadership program for 3 years, where I have learned leadership and communication skills throughout the years. I was a student in the program, I started at the age of 7 when I was a first grader and have stayed with the program until this day because CPY is not just a mentor/tutor program for me but as well as my second family I can go to. CPY has changed my life in many ways no one could ever imagine and as well help me figure out the career I wanted to major in once I finished with high school, Since I love working with kids and fascinated with medicine I want to go into the Pediatric field. I have to thank CPY for everything that I have accomplished up to this day because they believed in me when I did not even believe in myself.

- Paulina Antonio, Senior at Seaside high School

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.

The 2020 Campaign begins November 12.