To equip youth with the skills to make the healthiest choices.
Equipping Youth programs provide youth with the opportunity to develop character traits and skills that enable them to make positive choices when faced with pressures to conform to risk behaviors.
Recent research has shown that teens who participate in Powerful Choices are more likely to choose to avoid risk behaviors that may result in negative consequences. In surveys, participants made gains in the expected direction on attitudes and opinions towards sexual activity, ideas about what a person should do when being pressured, interaction with parents and creating healthy personal boundaries and goals.
PARENT & COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Equipping Youth's staff conduct meetings giving parents a chance to ask questions about the content of the lessons and the expected outcomes.
Community Meetings include:
Speakers with positive motivational messages, information from community providers of youth and family services, and opportunity for networking