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Topics: Overcoming Adversity

When it comes to adversity relative to today’s youth, support systems and resources need to be established in order to help them not only overcome, but change the trajectory of their life toward a more successful future.

Topics: Dropout Prevention

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).

Topics: Character Development and Leadership

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.

Topics: Sexual Risk Avoidance

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.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs in Schools

Today, teenage pregnancy prevention programs in schools have become one of our most requested topics. According to recent research published on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website, the national teen pregnancy rate (number of pregnancies per 1,000 females ages 15-19) has declined almost continuously over the last quarter century. Some other interesting facts described on the website regarding adolescent childbearing:

Topics: At Risk Youth

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.

Social Emotional Learning

Mr. John Engel, principal of Southwest High School in Fort Worth ISD, and one of our most trusted partners in Tarrant County, said it best:

Self-Esteem and Media Influences

More than ever, teens today are saturated with a constant stream of media and societal pressures related to body image. The media and social media have created a world that makes teens believe their self-worth is solely based on their outward appearance.