YALE & BUDS
Youth @aLife Evolve (YALE) Program and Best Buddy Support System (BUDS)
Over the years since the inception of Caterpillar Club back in 2007, aLife has seen several batches of kids graduate from this children’s enrichment and literacy club, and transition onward to secondary school and beyond the scope of aLife’s services. As such aLife has come up with a bridging program into which our Caterpillar Kids would be able to transition into, thus remaining within the service boundaries of aLife and thus extending their educational development.
aLife is offering youth age12-16 years old a specially curated and semi-niche program on a modular basis of 8-12 sessions quarterly. Each YALE module is tailored toward a specific discipline and learning outcome, to inculcate, equip and hone a particular set of skills and values, as well as expose youth to a specific art medium they might otherwise not have the opportunity of exploring or discovering
Our main target objectives include: -
To identify low-income households with youth interested in enhancing their public speaking skills, confidence and articulation;
To provide a holistically-structured, interactive course with modules ranging from Yoga, Sports, Speech & Drama, Visual Arts & Etiquette & Decorum;
To tailor modular activities according to the personalities and learning styles of each youth;
To foster a deeper interest in language and improve self-expression and confidence in themselves.
Beyond the YALE Program, aLife also offers a Best Buddy Support System Program (BUDS) for Youth who are experiencing a range of social and personal challenges. Some of these youth clients may not have any real familial support or may be at a cross road in their lives where they may be vulnerable to negative influences or exposed to exploitation.
Our BUDS Program carefully selects and screens volunteers from tertiary institutions to mentor and befriend youth-at-risk.
Target objectives include:
To give emotional and social support to the child/youth so that they can be more confident, resilient and emotionally stable;
To help youth to attain and cultivate a positive outlook and affirmative self-image;
To ensure the well-being of the child/youth so that no child/youth falls through the cracks in fast-paced society.
If you would like to help by being a YALE volunteer, please Contact Us.
If you would like to join YALE, click Register.