By: Mario Conde, Reporter
Imperial County Probation requested the board to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Rite Track, LLC for continued services at the Evening Learning Center program for youth in Imperial County.
The agreement was approved by the Board of Supervisors by a vote of 5-0 and with no discussion.
The Evening Learning Center is designed to meet with the needs of “at-risk” teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18. By providing these at-risk teenagers with the opportunity to engage in a number of pro-social and therapeutic interventions and working with them during peak times for high-risk behavior.
“What this program does is to give youth a second chance and learn things that will help them improve their way of life and provide them with new opportunities,” said Dan Prince, Chief Probation Officer.
This program works to lower the risk that these youth will move further into the juvenile justice system.
Rite Track’s mentoring and tracking program is designed to assist those students that require additional community-based services in order to fulfill the terms of their probation or that need assistance accessing community-based services.
This organization provides community-based and family-focused programming to disadvantaged youth. Their model emphasizes positive decision-making and skill-building opportunities that provide youth with the tools to build a brighter future.
Each student assigned to the program is matched with an age-appropriate role model who mentors them through their program and is available to them.