Topeka Youth Project, Inc

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2901 SW Burlingame Road, Suite B
Topeka, KS  66611 (m)
Phone: (785) 273-4141
Fax: (785) 273-9417
Email: george@topekayouthproject.org

Georgianna “George” Wong, Executive Director
Kevin Grieves, BNSF, Board President

Mission Statement: Empowering youth in our community to become productive and responsible adults by providing constructive opportunities to prevent high-risk behaviors

Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Winter Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Two Saturday’s a month 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, various locations

Services: Drug/Alcohol Prevention Programs

  • Jobs for Young Adults: Emergency employment for JJA youth and foster care youth.  Job Readiness/Life Skills training for 16 – 20 year olds.  28 hour workshop covering communication, decision making, problem solving, how to get along with the boss and co-workers, the reality of the world of work. On-line application information, mock interviews, and 6 month follow-up with employers and youth.
  • *Youth Court: First time traffic tickets are referred to the youth court by district attorney and the city attorney.  Sanctions are imposed by youth and upon the defendants completion of the sanctions (community service, sitting on 2-3 juries) the ticket is removed
  • Youth Council: The council is comprised of area high school students, and they oversee the Youth Court as officers of the court.  The council provides various community work projects in Topeka/Shawnee County.  They are also the Mayor’s Advisory Council

Eligibility: Must be in school, graduated or working towards GED. Ages 16 – 20
*Must be in high school and the ticket must be referred and verified it is the first ticket received
*Youth Council and Youth Court are Middle and High School students

How to Apply: On line, or call (785) 273-4141

Fees: Fees range from:
*$0 – $25 based on income
*$75 fee for Youth Court
* No fee for Youth Council

Funding: Businesses, Foundations, City, and County