Equipping Youth Goals and Activities
Goals: Provide programming for youth and their families to enhance their ability to become more successful in their relationships as well as in school and their occupations.
Increase skills and assets in youth and their families that broaden their horizons encouraging positive character traits and awareness of consequences of their decisions and activities.
Provide knowledge; insight, experience and understanding that contribute to personal successes now and in their futures.
Encourage communication and collaboration among members of youth’s families.
Address the needs of the community and its leaders to enhance services to youth and their families
Activities: Conduct Powerful Choices (PC) curriculum Teacher’s training
Assist with classes in schools and facilities of youth.
Create venues for youth and their families such as conferences, parenting workshops, family activity nights, and projects for volunteer participation for their communities betterment.
Evaluate the various venues for personal and societal changes resulting from our programming.
Provide educational and informational conferences for youth serving community leaders and professionals.
Outcomes: At least a 20% increase will be seen in the number of participants, 12-19 years, who indicate they have chosen to avoid risk by abstaining from behaviors that could result in negative consequences.
Youth and their family members will indicate at least an increase of 20% being more comfortable talking with each other and/or doing it more often than previously as a result of our programming and venues (projects).
Community leaders who address the needs of youth and families will show a greater knowledge of the facts concerning youth risk behavior and demonstrate an increased ability and desire to exercise primary preventive measures as they serve them.