Our normalized and naturalized programs and services are strength based, flexible and meet the unique needs of our youth and families.

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 Programs.

Youth Support- Mentoring At Risk Kids (MARK)

We are committed to providing our clients with Life Coaching that goes above and beyond our clients’ basic needs. 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, listens to their stories, hears their struggles, and celebrates their strengths.


Clinical Assessments

NECS works with a consulting psychologist, providing clinical oversight, and supervision – especially with our more challenging clinical cases. Additionally, we have relationships with several clinicians in the community who can provide individual and family therapy to clients and their families.


Parental Support- Parent Aide

In collaboration with parent(s), a Game Plan is developed that supports improved mental health, self-esteem, parenting skills, and social functioning


Basketball Clinic

An annual week-long basketball clinic that focuses on teamwork, health and wellness,  sportsmanship, and skill development.


Summer Recreation and Enrichment

A series of summertime weekly events for youth. Activities include annual trips to Six Flags and Whitewater rafting. 


Foster/Kinship/Adoptive Parent Support

FKAPS specifically addresses the unique needs of non-biological caretakers. Services include support groups, legal education, clinical consultation, weekend recreations for youth, health and wellness, remote tutoring,  transportation assistance, family dinner outings, and Holiday giveaways. 

MYA – Mentoring Young Adults

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.


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.


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.


The Professional Readiness and Employment Program’s goal is to make significant improvements in communication, leadership, adaptability, time management, and collaboration skills of participants.


Finding Inner Toughness is a fitness and sports training series.


Parent groups and programming.

Open Arms

NECS offers LGBTQ youth a positive, reliable, and safe resource as they navigate crucial times in their adolescence. 


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.


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.


Remote Academic Engagement will engage youth and support them academically and emotionally while faced with the challenges of social distanced learning. The program component will offer one-on-one virtual tutoring to help youth with their specific learning style and academic needs. 

"NECS provides legendary service that people like me can only benefit from."



"I learned a lot from NECS, and its programs have turned my life around. "

– Cristian

"[NECS has] It made me a better person to sit down with someone and talk about life. Talk about whatever I want to talk about in life."

– Danny