Youth and Advocacy
ADHD Isn’t Me Youth Program
ADHD Isn't Me is an advocacy program for children, who have a mental illness, disability, or struggle from the trauma of incarcerated families. This program is geared to reduce the school-to-prison pipeline of children who are at risk of failing school, are in juvenile detention, and caught up in a system focused on mass-incarceration.
Our goal is to expand advocacy efforts by providing resources to public partners and the community. This will strengthen the integrity of public-private collaborations by becoming a model Advocacy Diversion Program that effectively works, decreasing drug use among at-risk youth and young adults with environmental, disability, and mental challenges. We have seen a decrease in the number of re-habitual offenders by addressing the emotional needs of each student and helping them reintegrate back into the generalized population of school students verse alternative school and juvenile detention centers.
T.O.P.S. Youth Volunteer Program
In order for young people to learn and develop in a healthy way, they need to feel safe, supported and valued. T.O.P.S. Youth Volunteer Program provides peer-to-peer volunteer opportunities that foster a sense of self-worth, comradery amongst peers, model healthygrowth. Our program provides the necessary guidance for youth who are preparing to enter the workforce. By teaching young adults how to give back at a young age, promotes a sense of belonging in their community.
Parenting Skills and Mentor Program
T.O.P.S. Parenting Skill Program is designed to provide support to parents of troubled youth. It is a mentoring program that exists to strengthen the relationship between parents and their children. At-risk youth that suffers from emotional, mental and physical challenges tend to shy away from their parents as they become young adults. Parenting Skills and Mentor Program is a program that provides support and training to families fighting to build healthy relationships with their children and to regain custody of their children. This 8-week program teaches parenting skills and techniques to deal with a multitude of behavioral programs. It is designed to be a proactive tool that will avoid disruption of placement in the foster care system and offer the children and families a sense of stability.