What is a Youth Odyssey Mentor and How to Become One

Throughout our blogs and Facebook posts we mention our youth mentors; we are usually thanking them for being great and helping us and the community. It occurred to me that there has never been a blog or post that has discussed Youth Odyssey’s mentor program in great depth; how does a youth become a mentor, what that... Read more »

Youth Odyssey is Heading Back-to-School

This 2016 fall season is packed with schools, housing projects and homeschool programs; bringing our program total to eleven, which is one more than last year. On top of those eleven programs, we are still actively working to get into new areas like Flour Bluff Independent School District and to rekindle our partnership with Richard Milburn Academy and... Read more »

2016 Summer Program Impact

Youth Odyssey had a pretty jam packed 2016 summer season but it was all for the benefit of the Coastal Bend youth and beyond (with our summer camps). This summer season we were able to complete 14 programs! Of those programs, four were our week long summer camps that were open to all youth ages... Read more »

A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors!

With school starting next week, our summer season is officially complete. We had an amazing season of summer camps and recreation center programs (you will hear all about it in next weeks blog) but none of it would have been possible without the amazing support of our sponsors and donors: Navy Army CCU United Healthcare... Read more »

Backpacking Camp 2016 Finished With A Bang!

Last week was our fourth and final summer camp. The Hit the Trial Backpacking Camp was one of our toughest camps this season but also one of our most impressive camps. The camp consisted of three days of backpacking through the Sabine National Forest in adverse weather conditions. Over the course of the three days, the youth hiked over... Read more »

Our Mentors Take Flight in Order to Take the Plunge

Back in October of last year, we awarded two mentors with the trip of a lifetime as a prize for a couple of essays they wrote. The prize was a trip to Bonaire for a week to get SCUBA certified. The scholarship was awarded through the Ocean Wishes Foundation which teams up with Kids Sea Camp... Read more »

Getting Out of the Comfort Zone and Into a Canoe

Last week, July 18-23, Youth Odyssey completed our 2016 Canoe Summer Camp that took place at Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Campers and their families met our staff at South Park Middle School  at 8:00 a.m., Monday morning, loaded up, and hit the road for a 4.5 hour car ride to the State Park. The car... Read more »

We Do So Much More Than Play Games:

Youth Odyssey’s mission is to provide at-risk youth, ages 10-17, with positive youth development through adventure programming. As most people understand Youth Odyssey to be “an organization who works with at-risk youth to help them make better decisions by playing games and taking them on trips.” Honestly, that’s not too far from the truth, but it... Read more »

Fresh Fun at the Farmer’s Market

Every Wednesday the Corpus Christi Art Center hosts the Downtown Farmer’s Market where you can find everything from a freshly prepared chef’s meal to pollen in a jar. They have a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, and bread. The family friendly environment and laid back vibe make it a great place to stop in and browse... Read more »

Meet Our Newest Team Member!

Youth Odyssey is always busy and trying to capitalize on our resources in order to best serve the Coastal Bend area. One way we have done this is by hiring another program facilitator to accommodate then growing need for our programs. His name is Jesse Duenes. Jesse has been part of our team for about a month now and... Read more »