Second Chance is committed to empowering youth with the self-awareness, skills and resources necessary to transition from in-risk behaviors, involvement in violence and other barriers, encouraging them towards safe and healthy lifestyles.
Second chance offers comprehensive services and enrichment activities to youth ages 13-25 years of age
A Second Chance at a Brighter Future - Alessandro's Story
Second Chance Youth Program Case Manager, Victorino Cartagena, met Alessandro at a very stressful and difficult time in his life. At a very young age, Alessandro found himself in Juvenile Hall and in great need of support. Fortunately, Victorino was able to connect with him early during his time of need. Through many years of support but also doing his part, Alessandro conquered overwhelming obstacles.
It took incredible focus, hard work and mental endurance on Alessandro’s part to get where he is now. He has long been out of Juvenile Hall but had to endure probation and the many limitations on his freedom that were placed upon him. Because of the complications of his case, he was separated from his family, which affected him greatly. It was yet another great obstacle to overcome.
Involved in our Second Chance Youth Program, which kept him involved in healing activities and surrounded by a positive group of peers and mentors, Alessandro stayed on track and has recently not only graduated high school but has been accepted to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It gives us great pride to see Alessandro begin a new chapter in his life, revealing the promising young Joven Noble (Noble Youth) that he has always been.
We invite you to watch Alessandro’s story through this video created by his mentor and case manager, Victorino Cartagena.
A Great Summer Outing Season for Our Youth!
The Second Chance Youth Program completed its Summer Outings for 2023 with successful, fun-filled trips to theme parks, lakes and recreational areas. The Outings gave the participating young folks an opportunity to build new relationships, visit places they haven’t been to, participate in positive activities and grow in their self-confidence, which they will need on their paths as Jovenes Nobles or Noble Youth. We couldn’t be more proud of our Program’s staff for creating safe, fun and engaging spaces for the youth. We are excited with tears to see these young people blossom.
We invite you to enjoy the special moments captured in this video created by our very own Victorino Cartagena, Case Manager for the Second Chance Youth Program & Tattoo Removal Clinic.
Hours of operation
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
(hours vary depending on programming)
Second Chance Tattoo Removal Clinic
Last 3 Tuesdays of the month, 4pm – 7pm