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You define success, we help you achieve it!

We are committed to providing a safe space where every 16 to 24 young adult reaches their NXT LEVEL.

 

Our purpose

The NXT LEVEL Youth Opportunity Center connects 16 to 24 year olds to resources to help meet your personal, educational and career goals. Coaches at the center help you create a plan to get you to the NXT LEVEL.

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Services

The NXT LEVEL Youth Opportunity Center is a safe place where you can meet with a coach who will offer you support, empowerment and access to new opportunities!  

Support
Support

Sometimes things happen in life. We are here to help you define success and help you achieve it!  You can expect to have one-on-one coaching sessions as often as you’d like to identify anything going on in  your life that may need some help. Together, you will create a plan and a meeting schedule to make sure you are safe and feel comfortable exploring your NXT LEVEL.

Opportunity
Opportunity

When you are ready to get to the NXT LEVEL, we will help you go back to school if that is the right step for you or find a job related to your interest.  Once you start, we will continue to be there for you to make sure you meet your goals.

Empowerment
Empowerment

We are here to be your cheerleader and guide you in the right direction.  In order to get you to your NXT LEVEL, we will make sure you have all the tools you need to be successful.  Some things we can help with are finding a safe place to sleep, transportation, child care, or just being there for you when you need us.

Meet with Us

An open door and a safe place to meet with our coaches, read a book, charge your phone, do some homework, or meet new people. You are always welcome!

  1. To make an appointment:
  2. Call us - 210.207.1723
  3. Email us - NXTlevelSA@sanantonio.gov

Visit us - within the Frank Garrett Multi-Service Center

  1. NXT LEVEL Youth Opportunity Center

1226 NW 18th St., San Antonio, TX 78207

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

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Voices

“This is a no judgment zone.  When I got out of prison, I got help getting my certification in HVAC when no one was willing to help.  It wasn’t easy. I got tired of being turned away, but that fueled me to start my own business and make good money with support from the team.”

  • “Thank you for believing in me and never giving up on me, even when I didn’t keep my appointment with you. Ms. You would always check on me whether I showed up or not. Thank you Ms. Things are going great now and my mom is so proud of me, she even cried yesterday because we are not homeless anymore.”
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  • “I usually don’t really trust people, but she’s cool [coach]. I would pretty much teller her anything.”
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  • “I think talking about goals is weird for me cause I just never cared. I was always the bad kid. It’s weird to think about wanting something and not failing. But it’s good.”
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  • “Just making sure after I get a job; I can still keep coming and meeting with you, correct?”
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  • “The way I see it now either you die, get locked up, or get your sh** together. I’m here cause I ain’t about to die or get locked up, and I need to get it together.”
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FAQ
How much does it cost to meet with someone at the NXT LEVEL Youth Opportunity Center?

There is no cost for you to meet with a coach and create a plan to help you get to the NXT LEVEL. Coaches try to refer you to services that are at no-cost or low-cost to you. If you ever have any concerns regarding payment for services, please contact us immediately.

What are the requirements to receive services?

You need to be between the ages of 16 to 24 and live in San Antonio (a permanent address is not required).  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact us.

What can I expect on my first visit?

Once you have contacted NXT LEVEL and scheduled a visit, you will need to sign in when you arrive with a member of our team. You will get a tour of the center and then meet with your two NXT LEVEL Coaches to talk about ways we can help. 

I have my high school diploma, but I can’t find a job. Can you help?

Yes! Our NXT LEVEL Coaches will meet with you to discuss your interests and help identify any job training you may need.

Can I still get help if I have a criminal background?

Yes, the NXT LEVEL team is here to offer support regardless of your past.

I heard about AlamoPROMISE, how do I sign up?

If you are a graduating high school senior, you may qualify for AlamoPROMISE. To learn more about the AlamoPROMISE program, your eligibility, and how to sign up, visit https://www.alamo.edu/promise/

Alamo Colleges District has partnered with NXT LEVEL to offer a pilot program for non-traditional students. The application process for this pilot program in 2020 has closed, however, if you are interested in other services offered by NXT LEVEL please contact our program.

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