Frequently Asked Questions

Is YouthBASE a nonprofit?

Yes, YouthBASE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit!


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How can I support YouthBASE?

  • Volunteer! We always need volunteers
  • Donate! 100% of your donations go directly to funding our programs for children.
  • Sponsor Family Night! They happen once a month, at the end of the month. Family Nights are from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. We ask Sponsors to bring enough food for the families that RSVP to Family Night, volunteers & staff. This is typically between 45-70 people. Our Site Director, Syanya, gives a more specific number of people attending a few days before Family Night. We also ask that sponsors help set-up and serve the food. We always appreciate when sponsors stay to help the staff and volunteer’s clean-up, but it is not required.
  • Buy off our Amazon Wishlist! We always need more snacks for our students!

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What are the Family Engagement Programs YouthBASE offers?

  • Café de Madres – Café de Madres originated as a way to support our Spanish-speaking, single YouthBASE moms, which is YouthBASE’s largest parental demographic. Now it has evolved to support ESL moms in the Greenville area
  • Family Nights – Family nights occur once a month at YouthBASE. Siblings, parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, & uncles all gather to spend intentional time with our students. These Family Nights allow YouthBASE staff to connect with our students’ families and form a more wholistic image of our students’ lives.

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What are YouthBASE’s hours of operation?

  • YouthBASE’s program hours are 3:00 – 5:30pm, during the school year – from August 21st-to-May 17th.
    • Our students receive 600 additional hours of afterschool intervention per student
  • YouthBASE summer program operates from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm from June 10th-to-July 26th.
    • Our students receive 120 more hours of summer programing per student.

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What does YouthBASE program entail?

  • We focus on math, reading, writing, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and STEM.
    • SEL and STEM are taught on Tuesdays.
    • Math, reading, and writing are taught on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
    • The students are taken on academic, or art-focused field trips on Fridays.

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Do students have to pay to be a YouthBASE student?

  • No, YouthBASE is a free academic intervention program.
  • We do ask parents to pay a $25 application fee if they can comfortably afford to pay the fee. But if they cannot, we don’t require the parents to pay.

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How many academic instructors does YouthBASE have?

  • We have three academic instructors.
    • `A math and STEM instructor
    • A writing instructor
    • A reading instructor
  • We also have a therapist, from Canterbury Counseling Center, that comes in once a week for our social-emotional learning class.

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How long do students stay at YouthBASE?

The majority of our students start in kindergarten and stay until they graduate 2nd


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How do students join YouthBASE?

Our students’ elementary school teachers have referred them to YouthBASE, because of a notable academic or behavioral delay.


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Why does YouthBASE only address K5 – 2nd?

  • Children who are not reading proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of school than proficient readers.
  • Despite the importance of the earliest years, research shows that the effects of learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt, particularly among the youngest students.

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What grades does YouthBASE address?

K5 – 2nd grade


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Does YouthBASE only serve Title 1 schools?

All the schools we serve are Title 1 schools, except for AJ Whittenberg Elementary.


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What schools does YouthBASE serve?

  • Monaview Elementary
  • Hollis Academy
  • AJ Whittenberg Elementary
  • Welcome Elementary

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How many students does YouthBASE serve?

Our program capacity is 25 students for the school year, but we also serve, on average, 20 students during our summer program.


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What does YouthBASE do?

We ensure that our children are on grade-level for math, writing and reading. We also provide support to help our students form behavioral and social-emotional skills.


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What is YouthBASE’s mission?

Our mission is to equip children in K5-2nd grades with the Behavioral, Academic, Social and Emotional skills they need to succeed in all areas of life – school, home, community.


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