The Village of Hope Journey to Success Program affords teens and their families the holistic approach needed to end cycles of poverty and abuse by equipping them with the tools to become healthy, contributing, members of their communities. The program objective includes directing teens from unsafe, unhealthy activities and environments to activities skills and relationships that are focused on positive youth development.
The program components offered are aimed at reducing youth and family risk factors by improving participantsí access to 1) mentors, 2) after-school activities which support their academic improvement, and 3) working with teens and their families to address family challenges and help them to focus on productive futures. A fourth component is directed at transitional residential services, which include structured site-based mentoring, after-school programming, counseling, as well as classroom based academic supports.
The target population for the Journey to Success program are at-risk teens who have not been adjudicated. The desired outcomes through these programs are:
- Improved connection to school and increased connections to caring adults.
- Decreased risk-taking behavior and contact with law enforcement.
- Avoidance of behaviors which could lead to adjudication.
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