Originally founded as Breakout Prison Outreach – the organization was established by Pastor Ortiz to provide support and give hope to youth victimized by drug abuse, violence, and gang lifestyles.
In 1998, the Agency began doing business as (dba) California Youth Outreach (CYO) to better reflect its mission and program services. Through its evolution, CYO has developed the ability to provide cost effective youth and gang intervention services by hiring staff members who have themselves undergone rehabilitation and successfully overcome gang lifestyles.
CYO’s bilingual/bicultural staff members understand the impact negative lifestyles have on youth’s lives and are effective role models who promote healthy lifestyles, free of violence, drugs, and gangs.
The information above can be found on the official website of California Youth Outreach. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.cyoutreach.org