Call to Action: Volunteers Needed

As one can imagine, our Youth Odyssey staff are pretty busy year-round.  The demand for our programs continues to grow each year.  You may have heard the phrase, “Volunteers are the lifeblood of a non-profit”.  This is absolutely correct! Volunteers bring fresh perspectives, life experiences, and energy.  They lend an extra set of eyes and... Read more »

Summer Program Line Up

With our summer camps filled to the max and just around the corner, Youth Odyssey is excited to turn its’ focus on our summer programming schedule. This summer Youth Odyssey has partnered with housing projects and recreation centers here in the Coastal Bend to provide five-full programs and five-pilot programs. A full program generally spans... Read more »

CCISD Wrap Up

This past 2015-2016 school year was a busy one. In total Youth Odyssey had the pleasure of partnering with seven different middle schools in the Corpus Christi Independent School District. Our school programs consisted of after-school and in-school programs where we worked with 6th-8th graders, teaching life skills through adventure education programming. Life skills programming... Read more »

Save The Date: Nov. 15th!

For years Youth Odyssey has been hoping to get on the Coastal Bend Day of Giving and this year we finally made it!! What is the Coastal Bend Day of Giving you ask? The Coastal Bend Day of Giving is a one-day, online, matching gift campaign held each November to raise funds for nonprofit organizations  who serve the... Read more »

Blast From the Past: Part 2

A quick recap of Part 1 to this blog, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chad, a former Youth Odyssey member from 17 years ago, along with the founder of Youth Odyssey, Kim Cox, who, at the start, was a mentor to the kids and placed himself in all the activities they would do. The interview... Read more »

Blast From the Past: Part 1

Youth Odyssey was founded in 1997 and has been inspiring youth and changing lives ever since. We recently came across a Youth Odyssey member who was active in the program 17 years ago. As one can imagine, this is pretty exciting news for us, so we asked if we could interview him for our blog. Just to... Read more »

Earth Day-Bay Day 2016 Rocked!

This past Saturday, April 9th, Youth Odyssey participated in the 17th annual Earth Day-Bay Day celebration at Heritage Park. Earth Day-Bay Day is an event put on by the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation to educate the public about the bays, estuaries, other native habitats, and the importance of clean air, water and a clean environment. To help... Read more »

Summer Camp Deadline is May 31st!

The cutoff for signing up for Youth Odyssey summer camps is right around the corner, May 31st, and we want to make sure you are informed of our summer camp options. Here are some things you need to know: All Youth Odyssey summer camps are open to ANY youth ages 10-17. Depending on availability, your youth... Read more »

SCUBA is Just the Start…

Youth Odyssey, Margo Peyton of Ocean Wishes, and board member James Gourley partnered together to give our youth mentors the opportunity of a lifetime.  Recently two lucky mentors received free PADI SCUBA certifications. Just in case you aren’t aware, a SCUBA certification never expires so they are set to dive for the rest of their lives!... Read more »

Our 2016 “Spring Break Workout Plan”

Spring Break 2016 was definitely an adventure and took us across both Texas and New Mexico. It was a full week, so let’s jump right into what we did: Our first stop was near the New Mexico border at Monahans Sandhills State Park in Texas. As you can imagine, it is a large area covered by sandhills (smaller... Read more »