CUTTING EDGE  SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS

 

Programs

 

Success 101 Mentoring Program

The Success 101 Program is a life skills program that aims to teach students how to overcome obstacles and challenges. This program uses games, activities, role-playing, and dialogue to emphasize the following concepts:

 

·      Goals

 

·      Time management

 

·      Self Discipline

 

·      Conflict Resolution

 

·      Bullying

 

·      Friends and Social Circle

 

·      Social & Communication Skills

 

·      Violence Prevention

 

·      Leadership

 

·      Peer Pressure

 

Students and facilitators meet once weekly. This program is designed for students in the 7th through 12th grade.

 

 

Youth Development Program

The Youth Development Program (YDP) is designed to serve students who are struggling academically and/or behaviorally. Through mentoring and academic assistance the participants in the program will improve the following; grades, decision-making skills, peer relationships, and overall behavior.

 

The mentoring component will pair adolescents’ students that are in 8th and 9th   grades with young adult professionals. These professionals will spend time throughout the week providing mentorship to the participants. This program will focus on harnessing fundamental social and life skills that will lead to the overall success of the participants.

 

The academic support component of the program seeks to improve the students’ grades within the program. The participants meet twice a week with tutors that provide academic assistance.

 

The Parent Involvement component focuses on building relationships with the parents of the participants in the program. Each participant is assigned a Youth & Family specialist that serves as a liaison between the school and the family. The Youth & Family specialist provides resources to the parents that best suit their adolescents needs based on the parents desires.  Additionally, the Youth & Family Specialist provides bi weekly academic reports that keep the parents informed of their adolescents progress.

 

 

Basketball & Spirituality

The Basketball & Spirituality program is designed to provide an outlet for adolescents to play basketball and obtain spiritual enrichment. Adolescents participate in fifteen minutes of dialogue in a series of discussions pertaining to faith, love, respect, giving, and integrity. Concluding the spiritual enrichment portion of the session, the participants engage in basketball recreational activities. The program is designed for adolescents’ ages13- 17. This program takes place weekly. The program emphasizes the following:

 

·      Prayer techniques

 

·      Higher appreciation of themselves and others

 

·      Positive self esteem

 

·      How to use faith to overcome obstacles

 

·      Practicing love among peers

 

·      How to exercise self-control

 

·      How to identify scriptures within the Bible

 

 

After School Program

Guide Right Organization provides a wide range of after school activities for youth to engage in. These afterschool activities foster an environment of critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Current afterschool programs being offered are:

 

·      Music

 

·      Art

 

·      Cheerleading

 

·      Martial Arts

 

·      Dance

 

·      Cooking

 

·      Tutoring

 

·      Computer Tech

 

·      Drama

 

·      Athletics

 

All of these programs are aligned with the common core standards.

 

 

Say No to Sex Workshop

The Say No to Sex Workshop is designed to promote abstinence among teens. Roughly 750,000 teenagers become pregnant every year and one out of four sexually active teens contract a sexually transmitted disease. The Say No to Sex Workshop focuses on the following:

 

·      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

 

·      Emphasizing the emotional, physical, moral, social, and mental aspects of sex

 

·      Statistics of sexually active teens

 

·      Healthy Relationships

 

·      Definition of sex

 

·      Marriage

 

·      Peer Pressure

 

This workshop is conducted in one or two days with each session lasting for approximately 50 minutes.

 

 

College Bound Program

The College Bound Program is designed to prepare high school seniors for college life. Many disadvantaged students leave for college unprepared for the realities of college life such as: rigorous course work, new found independence, and choosing positive peer relationships. Consequently, many students return home on academic probation following their first semester in school. This program seeks to prepare students for the aforementioned obstacles and grant participants a blue print for success by focusing on the following:

 

·      Goals Orientation

 

·      Time Management

 

·      Professor Relationships

 

·      Class Attendance

 

·      Friends & Social Circle

 

·      Drugs & Alcohol

 

·      Sex

 

·      Money Management

 

·      Networking

 

·      Self Discipline

 

The curriculum for the College Bound Program comes from the book and work Failure is Not an Option written by CEO Aaron Mallory.

 

The Youth Employment & Economic Program

The Youth Employment and Economic program seeks to addresses employment and economic issues simultaneously. The program affords partakers the opportunity to obtain tangible workforce development and entrepreneurial skills. During the process of obtaining the aforementioned skills participants obtain employment from a small business within their community. The program affords small businesses the opportunity to obtain employee assistance pro bono to enhance their business productivity.