This 7-10 week universal program is for all parents or caregivers with children ages 3-6, and 7-17.
The program offers a family dinner along with fun and interactive parent, youth and family sessions. The
goal of the program is to learn ways to strengthen family relationships, parenting skills, and youth social
and life skills. The program is appropriate for single-parent, blended, or traditional families. Trained
facilitators lead the program and are present to create a relaxed environment and guide conversations.
Strengthening Families is provided FREE!
Skills 4 Life
Skills 4 Life increases self-esteem, develops healthy attitudes, and improves knowledge of general life
skills, all of which promote healthy and positive personal development. Several schools provide Skills 4
Life during the school day to 3rd, 4th or 5th graders as part of the health curriculum.
Al and his friends visit Kindergarten classes and help the children develop social-emotional skills such as
self-control, problem-solving, and healthy decision making. Taught by trained Kindergarten teachers in several
A Booster curriculum is also offered to 1st graders.
Students in middle school and high school who go above and beyond in positive behavior are noticed and
awarded a Positive Ticket by school administrators, school resource officers, and others. Each student
receives Showplace Cinema Movie Ticket. A letter is sent home to their parents highlighting the behavior they exhibited.
Area teens represent their communities and express their points of view by photographing scenes that
highlight community norms that are both positive and negative. These photographs are collaboratively
interpreted, and narratives are developed that explain how the photos highlight our communities. The
narratives will be used to better understand the community and help plan health or social programs that
address community needs.