Provides mentoring services. These services include one-to-one mentoring through community-based or school-based programs. Eighty percent of youth enrolled are in grades 4 - 8.
Contact: Rachel Pillar
Provides daily recreational services, academic support services and life skills classes. These services (1) increase resistance skills to activities that lead to criminal behaviors, and (2) increase academic performance for these youth which will influence the avoidance of juvenile criminal behavior.
Contact: North Fort Worth Branch
Provides youth-based curriculum classes and activities through the Girl Power Community Based Program. This program includes a variety of research-based and field-tested curriculum dealing with topics such as: anger management; violence prevention; drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention; economic and career development; refusal skills; and assertiveness training. Curriculums used include: "Friendly PEERsuasion," "Economic Literacy" and "Media Literacy." Weekly groups meet at community centers, libraries, and schools. Provides Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) program and Youth Leadership Development (YLD) program. YAC meetings are held monthly. YLD consists of weekly meetings, monthly community service projects, college prep classes and leadership curriculum programs/activities.
Contact: Becky Balarin
Provides life skills. Acting for a Greater Cause is a curriculum-based program that consists of mentoring strategies that help promote self-worth, self-esteem, time management, educational awareness and college readiness. Youth will use creative writing skills, and are encouraged to write their own stage play. Youth will engage in every aspect of preparing for the stage, which includes directing, producing, managing and acting. Weekly groups meet at community locations.
Contact: Jeanette Greenwood
Provides academic support services and life skills classes through the Circle of Winners program. This is an employment program designed to provide high school students with leadership skills, individualized mentoring, diversity training and meaningful employment experience while earning funds to enter college. These youth provide after-school tutoring, computer training and literacy classes to elementary and middle school students. Weekly groups meet at community schools and NICA.
Contact: Connie Nahoolewa
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