The Youth Futures program in Yerucham addresses the needs of 187 children age 6-13. 37 of the children are new immigrants from the Former Soviet Union.
The program calls for there to be 14 Trustees in Yerucham each will work with 15 children. The Trustees are all academics who were either raised in Yerucham or who chose to live there. All of the Trustees have experience working with children either in formal or informal education.
The children meet with their Trustees privately once a week and have group activities once a week. In addition the trustees meet with children in structured classroom activities, in enrichment activities, and at home.
The Local Advisory Committee includes director and deputy director of the Education Department, the director of Welfare, the school principals, a supervisor from the Ministry of Education and a supervisor from the community center. There is full cooperation from the Mayor of Yerucham, there is also full cooperation from the Education and Welfare departments. There is direct contact with the social workers both in terms of information regarding the children and in terms of how to work together with the children and their families. There is also an established partnership with Hatzvi an organization of young people in Yerucham which has at its base a group of students who are involved in social projects in the community.