Our Model


At NECS we are committed to cultivating our clients’ inner confidence, personal development, and life skills through one-on-one Life Coaching. We acknowledge that each client comes to NECS with complex life experiences, a variety stress factors, and often uncertain future trajectories, which is why our priority is to build strong, trustworthy, and engaging interpersonal connections with both our clients and their families. Our program model is one that honors and respects the identities of our clients and their diverse social locations. As such, NECS partners their clients and life coach by drawing upon their strengths, their shared experiences and the unique needs of each client. NECS has a rich history of engaging youth in life coaching that not only enables youth to rebuild broken bridges and restore meaningful relationships in their lives but also help to establish new, personal, and rooted connections their communities.

Our Model


At NECS we are committed to cultivating our clients’ inner confidence, personal development, and life skills through one-on-one Life Coaching. We acknowledge that each client comes to NECS with complex life experiences, a variety stress factors, and often uncertain future trajectories, which is why our priority is to build strong, trustworthy, and engaging interpersonal connections with both our clients and their families. Our program model is one that honors and respects the identities of our clients and their diverse social locations. As such, NECS partners their clients and life coach by drawing upon their strengths, their shared experiences and the unique needs of each client. NECS has a rich history of engaging youth in life coaching that not only enables youth to rebuild broken bridges and restore meaningful relationships in their lives but also help to establish new, personal, and rooted connections their communities.

Programs


Mentoring At Risk Kids (MARK) is a Youth Support Program that raises self-esteem and social functioning by providing clients with life coaching in combination with a Game Plan. Our main priority in working with young people is to build a positive trusting relationship that will motivate clients to recognize their full potential.

Mentoring At Risk Kids (MARK) is a Youth Support Program that raises self-esteem and social functioning by providing clients with life coaching in combination with a Game Plan. Our main priority in working with young people is to build a positive trusting relationship that will motivate clients to recognize their full potential.

We are committed to providing our clients with Life Coaching that goes above and beyond the basic needs of our clients. We believe that a healthy mind, body, and spirit, combined with education and opportunity, allow for bright and independent futures. With this belief, NECS assists clients from all walks of life and listens to their stories, hears their struggles, and celebrates their strengths.

Support MARK

The primary focus of our Mentoring Emerging Young Adults (MEYA) Program is to continue to nurture our youth and adult relationships and to cultivate positive relationships with their peers. We also will continue to connect our clients to safe and stable homes, schools, and workplaces; promote opportunities for physical and mental health; offer and attach them to education or vocational training, and provide community services and civic participation opportunities.

Support MEYA

We take our clients goals seriously – we make game plans; designed within the mentor-client alliance, game plans require strategy, creativity, and craftsmanship as goals are created, monitored, adapted, and accomplished. We are proud that our NECS life coaches are willing to “go the extra mile,” think innovatively and be flexible as they work alongside their clients to achieve their goals. Our life coaches are sincerely committed to building lasting, positive and impactful relationships with each one of their youth.

Clinical Assessments

An integrated assessment and analysis of the interacting endogenous, familial, environmental and systemic concerns are needed to identify the primary and secondary enabling issues that are severely limiting the healthy growth of our clients.  Up to this point, service fragmentations have been a significant treatment impediment for this population.  With integrated and accurate data accessible to NECS from psychological evaluations, services can be individualized and coordinated for the identified client.

Parental Support

In collaboration with parent(s), a Game Plan is developed that supports improved mental health, self-esteem, parenting and social functioning so that parents are better prepared to support their children and household.

Comprehensive Family Work (Combination)

Through conversational interviews and family activities, we observe and gather information towards assessment and family Game Plan. In partnership with our clinical consultant, NECS will assess risk, safety, and family functioning from a social, cultural, and mental health perspective. This program is provided in combination with two or more of our other available programs.

 

Program Components


NECS acknowledges the influence of society in shaping one’s gender and values the power and the personal growth that can occur when these distinct experiences as young men and women can be shared confidently in a group setting. We provide this gender-specific style of programming in different forms in a targeted effort to best meet the diverse and evolving needs of our clients. In doing this, we offer our clients opportunities to develop their social, emotional and interpersonal skills while receiving peer support in a mentor-guided, safe, therapeutic group environment.

COMMUNITY GARDEN


NECS looks forward to witnessing the growth of our youth through the growth of the garden.

F.I.T.


Finding Inner Toughness is a fitness and sports training series.

PARENT INITIATIVE


Parent groups and programming.

SOCIOECONOMICINTEGRATION


Assisting families with adapting to societal challenges upon entering The United States

G.E.M.S.


Our Girls Excelling in Maturity & Strength program provides specific programming to address the distinctive needs of our female clientele. Although catered towards our female participants, we welcome any of our clients to participate.

BOY'S HUDDLE (an extension of the MARK program)


Our MARK program's Boy's Huddle provides specific programming to address the distinctive needs of our male clientele. Although catered towards our male participants, we welcome any of our clients to participate.

OPEN ARMS


The purpose of the Open Arms Initiative is to offer LGBTQ youth a positive, reliable, and safe resource as they navigate crucial times in their adolescence. NECS recognizes that the struggles youth face magnify when their identities propose a threat to their safety, health, and well-being. Met with significant barriers to success, such as bullying, family rejection, and homelessness, LGBTQ youth deserve a dependable source of compassion, trust, and hope. Our goal at NECS is to be that source for our LGBTQ youth and their families.

Our Services


Services are not limited to what is listed below. We think creatively to meet the needs of our clients.

Employment Activities and Opportunities
Weekend and Evening Hours with 24 Hour Access
Monthly Service Reports and Case Updates
Recreational and Enrichment Activities
Holiday Gathering / Food and Toy Drives
Intensive Outreach
Home and School Visits
Psychological Groups (Huddles and Ladies Room)

Motivational Curriculum / Game Planning
Summer Basketball Clinic
Summer Enrichment Activities
Team Dinners
Family Work
Smart (Unannounced) Visits
Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (PAYA)
Culturally competent Staff with language capacity that includes: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Arabic