With the stresses of peer pressure, physical changes and self-discovery, teens today are particularly at risk for abusing drugs, alcohol and other substances.
Also known as student assemblies, we partner with nationally recognized motivational youth speakers who have established platforms, vast experience, but more importantly, possess an authentic passion for inspiring students. Each speaker seeks to deliver programs that are highly engaging and entertaining, while also presenting messages that give hope and encouragement. Each speaker has their own powerful story and speaking style, reaching K-12th grade students from all walks of life.
These programs are research-based, putting K-12th grade students on a path toward optimal health. Our incredibly qualified speakers address a variety of topics found in today’s youth culture. We also offer a parent preview for all student programs, equipping them on how to engage in, and continue conversations with their child on critical topics.
This program is an entirely unique approach from any other mentoring structure found in today’s schools. Utilizing our own Peer Connection curriculum (26-lessons), the program is student-led, in which high school upperclassmen mentor incoming freshmen under the supervision of an adult YES Mentor Coordinator. Students learn the importance of connection, healthy relationships, community, and other character-building qualities vital to their social-emotional development.
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By definition, Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) education is a science-based approach on the public health model of primary prevention to empower youth to avoid all the risks of sexual activity. SRA programs focus on the whole child by sharing the importance of healthy decision-making to future life outcomes. It provides information within a broader conversation that strongly emphasizes the value of waiting for sex in order to avoid all sexual risk.
In order for a student to resist the pressures and negative influences in their lives, they need to have a strong internal compass. That compass is their character. Risk avoidance depends on that internal moral guide that leads them to make decisions that will positively impact their futures as well as the people around them.
As defined by the National Center for Education Statistics, the dropout rate represents the percentage of 16-24 year olds who are not enrolled in school and have not earned a high school credential (a diploma or an equivalency credential such as a GED certificate).
By definition, an “at-risk youth” is a child who is less likely to transition successfully into adulthood. Success can include academic success and job readiness, as well as the ability to be financially independent. It also can refer to the ability to become a positive member of society by avoiding a life of crime.