Living Local Summer Camp Recap

Oh man did last week fly by! The first year of Living Local couldn’t have been more amazing. There were some hiccups along the way, but the smiling faces at graduation were the greatest proof of a job well done. With so many adventures, it’s hard to list them all, but here are some highlights... Read more »

The Power of Choice

When presenting the power of choice, remember you are in control of your own life and your behavior. Use this fact to enforce positive behavior on the youth’s part by showing how good choices lead to good outcomes, “I will read you a bed time story as soon as you are lying still in your... Read more »

Amazing Adventures at Delta Camp

Wow!  What a great way to start our Youth Odyssey’s summer season. Despite Tropical Storm Bill, we had a great time.  On Wednesday night, we got hit by a lot of rain with thunder and lightning but the campers were troopers nonetheless. We started the week with getting to know each other at the ropes... Read more »

Thank You to Our Community Sponsors and Partners!

Youth Odyssey would like to give a big shout out to our 2015 Camp Sponsors, their generous donations make the work we do here in the Coastal Bend region possible: Youth Odyssey would also like to thank our community partners for volunteering their time and resources to our summer programs: Thanks and we look forward... Read more »

Diving Deep with Margo Peyton

Youth Odyssey is the beneficiary of four amazing scholarships for four deserving youth this summer. Margo Peyton, an inductee to the Women Divers Hall of Fame and founder and president of Kids Sea Camp has gifted Youth Odyssey with four full PADI Open Water Diver certifications, two to be completed here in Corpus Christi and two to... Read more »

Engaging the Opposition

This summer, open up communications with your teen. Set up conflict resolution in a neutral location and avoid attacking. Calmly explain the issue at hand and actively listen to the teen’s response. Keep the message brief to your teen tuning you out and, while it may seem too difficult, it’s important to keep your verbal... Read more »

Youth Odyssey Summer Schedule

CCISD programming may be finished, but Youth Odyssey is still trucking on with a very busy summer schedule. We have once again partnered with the CC Housing Authority as well as CC Parks and Recreation and will be at four different locations this summer. Housing Authority programs (open to residents only) are The Palms and Glen Oak.... Read more »

Listen, Assess, Empower: Working with Youth In Today’s World

Youth Odyssey Program Facilitator Brian, had the opportunity to attend an eight week Practical Skills for Parenting in Today’s World seminar. The tips and topics under discussion are applicable to parents, guardians, family members, and all adults working with youth. Below are three that particularly resonated with us. Anyone who’s worked with a youth can... Read more »

CCISD: What a Year!

May 7th marked the last day of Youth Odyssey-Corpus Christi Independent School District’s programming for the 2014-15 academic year, and what a year it was! The CCISD partnership consists of 90% of Youth Odyssey’s programs during the school year, with a presence at six different middle schools. In the fall semester, Youth Odyssey had 62 site... Read more »