Unity Center oversees stem students operating an independent restorative justice based youth court in Chester Upland School District.
• Students serve as judge, jury, bailiff and youth advocate independent from administration.
• Students are trained in proper court procedures through a paid summer internship with Delaware County Court of Common Pleas judges and instruction by Unity Center, Inc.
• The Youth Court is not to be adversarial, but rather addresses the root of the offense and restorative justice options for all concerned.
• The dispositions address the needs of all victims and the student respondent.
• This process takes pressure off school administrators while teaching students important administrative, personal and social justice skills.
STRATH HAVEN SENIOR SERVICE:
Since 1999, Unity Center, Inc had assisted Strath Haven High School with its Senior Service Program.
The program has included anywhere from 20 to 160 students each year. Students in good academic and social standing qualify learn about non-profit organizational management while volunteering throughout Delaware County, doing everything from working in food cupboards, painting playgrounds, creating community gardens, planting trees, removing invasive weeds from parks, sorting donated clothing, cleaning out storage rooms to create useable space for programs, etc thereby fulfilling the need of non-profits organizations throughout the county. Some of the Senior Service locations have been…
Taylor Arboretum * Unity Center's Chester Student Center * Bernadine Center * Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry * CADES * The YES Center *
Pennsylvania Resource Council * Chester Eastside Ministries * Little Crum Creek Park City Team * Outdoor Classroom of Strath Haven
CHESTER UPLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT PERSONAL SKILLS AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
For credit in-school personal skills program for graduating seniors which includes an internship program with area businesses and agencies.
If you are interested in sharing your skills or provide an internship- click here
CHESTER YOUTH LEADERS FELLOWSHIP
CYU brings youth groups from local churches and their adult leaders together for city wide events.
The purpose of the program is to strengthen local church youth programs while creating opportunites for the youth from different churches to get to know each other.
TEAM MAC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS
Student groups committed to improving their community through leadership development, community service, personal growth and self-improvement.