Creating Avenues for Success in Communities at Risk
When kids live in poverty and in unstable environments, they live at risk. They become vulnerable to drugs, crime, and an incomplete education, eventually perpetuating the cycle of poverty as adults. In the eastern area of Loudoun County, many kids are living in just such an environment. In parts of Sterling, up to 6 in 10 children are economically disadvantaged, as much as 80% of the schools’ enrollment is minority, and the number of at-risk youth is on the rise. And for many of these children, there is no affordable option for after-school activities, which leaves them without support or supervision and more vulnerable to crime and delinquency.
The mission of INMED Partnerships for Children is to rescue children from harm. To reach the county’s most vulnerable children and families, INMED launched its Opportunity Center in December 2014.
The INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center is designed to provide education, services and resources that Loudoun families need to raise healthy, responsible and resilient children, build a sense of community, and achieve economic self-sufficiency.