Results / Numbers
Van Go teens are just like you and me–but over 70 percent of them live in poverty. Many of our teens are at risk for drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, truancy and delinquency, depression and emotional problems. After working at Van Go, these same teens have a higher graduation rate than teens with similar histories, and blossom into confident, goal-setting, respectful citizens of our community.
In addition, Van Go surpasses all performance measures set by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA is Van Go’s largest funder).
- 77% of participants report being more prepared to find a job after working at Van Go
- 64% report their job performance at subsequent employment was better because of what they learned at Van Go
- 72% of participants felt an increase in self-confidence due to Van Go’s efforts
- 64% felt their experience at Van Go led to improved relationships
- 72% of participants report that Van Go made them more responsible
- 43% of youth showed improvement in their health
SERVICES TO YOUTH (2015)
650PHYSICAL FITNESS SESSIONS FOR YOUTH
40FAMILY DINNERS SERVED
350AFTERCARE HOURS PROVIDED TO FORMER EMPLOYEES
15000WORK EXPERIENCE HOURS TO EMPLOYED YOUTH
800LIFE SKILLS SESSIONS
101010WAGES PAID TO VAN GO YOUTH > DOLLARS SPENT IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
3000ANNUAL VOLUNTEER HOURS
JAMS Graduation Rates
JAMS Program Results
The Arts Train Employment/Enrollment Rates
The percentage of The Arts Train participants who have had employment or been enrolled in post-secondary education and/or advanced training/occupational skills training within a year of graduating from Van Go.