Youngstown East High School









Collaborative Effort

The Student Afterschool Achievement Program (SAAP) is a collaborative effort between…

  • East High School
  • Youngstown City Schools
  • Youngstown’s Afterschool Alliance
  • Youth Intensive Services

Mission Statement

The mission of East High School is to become a community; enhancing students to become higher order thinkers, strengthen leadership skills, while enriching peacemaking and social skills in an environment of shared values of nonviolence, equality and unity.

Furthermore, it is a place where the staff is dedicated to creating and teaching in a learning environment where everyone is treated with unconditional respect.

Every student will be empowered and inspired to reach his or her full academic, emotional, physical and spiritual potential.

The 12 Principles of Re-Education

This building wide behavioral health support is based on Nicholas Hobbs’ Re-Education philosophy and the 12 Principle of Re-Education.

This is a unique opportunity for children to participate in a positive behavior support model.

The use of these principles has been proven to encourage positive change.

  1. Life is to be lived now.
  2. Trust between child and adult is essential.
  3. Competence makes a difference.
  4. Time is an ally.
  5. Self-control can be taught.
  6. The cognitive competence of children and adolescents can be considerably enhanced.
  7. Feelings should be nurtured and shared.
  8. The group is very important to young people.
  9. Ceremony and ritual give order, stability, and confidence.
  10. The body is the armature of the self.
  11. Communities are important for children and students.
  12. In growing up, a child should know some joy in each day.

Program Eligibility

  • Youngstown City School Student (East, Wilson, or Choffin Career Center)
  • Grades 9-12


  • Homework assistance
  • Enrichment activities (such as music, cooking, and art)
  • Career exposure and planning
  • Educational field trips
  • Exposure to Colleges and Universities
  • Driver’s education
  • Monthly Family Nights
  • Student engagement during extended breaks
  • Social skills groups

Youth Intensive Services (YIS) has been providing quality behavioral health services since 2009 in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. The practice consists of Licensed Clinical Master’s level therapists and mental health workers.

YIS services Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties.

YIS has multiple contracts and grants with educational institutions, industry, social service agencies, Medicaid, rehabilitation bureaus, youth detention centers, and state agencies.

Services include Hi-Fidelity Wraparound, Community Based Respite, Home Choice, Rehabilitative Services, Mental Health Services, AoD Services, Vocational, and Residential Services (AoD & MH).

Youngstown Afterschool Alliance

The YAA is supported through a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

For the past eleven years, it has served nearly 435 students through a strong collaboration with the Youngstown City School District and representatives from community organizations, volunteers, parents and business leaders.

Currently, the YAA serves students in the following schools:

  • Chaney VPA/STEM (6-8th)
  • Discovery 3 at Volney (7-8th)
  • East High (9-12th)
  • Harding (K-6th)
  • Martin Luther King (3-6th)
  • McGuffey (K-4th)
  • Williamson (3-6th)

After school programming is supported by community funders and partners who help provide our students with targeted reading and math intervention, homework assistance, and healthy snacks.

Students also receive mentoring, college and career awareness, service learning, and youth development activities (team-building, science, technology, music, engineering, photography, and dance).

East High School Campus
474 Bennington Ave.
Youngstown, Ohio 44505

~ In Collaboration with ~
Youngstown Afterschool Alliance
20 W. Wood Street
Youngstown, OH 44503

Youth Intensive Services
238 S. Meridian Road
Youngstown, OH 44509
(330) 318-3436