George Gervin Academy began the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, August 17, 2020 with 100% online/ distance learning.
At the George Gervin Youth Center, our services are two-fold. In addition to providing free, public charter school education to pre-kindergarten through high school students, we also provide community assistance for a variety of residents in need.
We strive to meet the individual needs of the whole person through innovative, comprehensive, and culturally-sensitive services to positively impact the lives of our students and their families.
We also provide services and housing to senior citizens and teens who find themselves homeless and pregnant.
Call for information about this program in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Basic Center Program (BC) works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families.
The BC Program services youth 12-17 years of age, providing 21 days of emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for healthcare. The BC seeks to reunite young people with their families whenever possible or to locate appropriate alternative placements.
The program also provides education, recreation programs, and aftercare services for youth after they leave the shelter
When accepting youth for services, the program considers the individual needs of each youth and how we can best meet their needs. The BC Program receives referrals from schools, social services, churches, courts, juvenile probation departments, parents and guardians, and other child-placing agencies.
Under certain circumstances, we accept youth adjudicated as in need of supervision. However, we will not accept youth charged with violent crimes such as murder, rape, manslaughter, sexual assault, robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, or similar crimes.
Residents and visitors to Newell Retirement Plaza are encouraged to follow the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines at all times.
We know it can be a challenge to find affordable housing in retirement, so GGYC built the Newell Retirement Plaza for adults age 62 and older. Our facility provides seniors a variety of on-site resources and opportunities while allowing them the comfort and security of independent living in their own residence. Take a look at some of the amenities and opportunities we have for our 48 one-bedroom apartments and six efficiency apartments:
• Professionally managed
• On-site activities coordinator
• Regular coordinated activities
• On-site medical screening
• Transportation upon request
• Furnished apartments available upon request
• Spacious laundry facilities
• Handicap accessibility
• Food bank
• Internet available
• Shopping and services within walking distance
• Elevator access
• Near public transportation
• Affordable rent
• Secure apartments
• Pets are welcome
• Tutoring and mentoring availale at the George Gervin Academy
• Volunteer opportunities at the George Gervin Youth Center daycare center
• Reduced cost for beauty and barber services
• Participate in neighborhood association
Age 62 and older