Lifting Youth Through Education
The Lifting Youth Through Education Empowerment (LYTEE) course is a cognitive-behavioral program, created to meet the specific needs of the at-risk youth population. fosters effective communication, healthy relationships, extended family values, healthy self-esteem, child growth and development. The course will afford clients the opportunity to enhance methods of communication, foster healthy relationships, extend family values, and develop a healthy self-esteem. In addition, it facilitates efforts to overcome barriers and effectively deal with day-to-day challenges directly related to substance abuse prevention, criminal lifestyle, gang behavior, and mental and emotional wellness.
Topics explored include:
- Short and Long Term Objectives
- Education and Workforce Development
- Transitioning to Become a Productive Citizen through Community Service
- Social Development and Behavior Modification
- Cultural Differences
- Effective Praise Method, On-Going Mentoring
Youth Therapeutic Prosocial Ed/Rec Group
The participatory groups will combine education and recreation to help youth develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life. Groups are designed to encourage positive attitudes and provide tools that enable youth to gain a cognitive understanding decision making skills, as well as knowledge of, and the ability to utilize them.
Objective: To assist youth in unlearning non-adaptive and learn more functional responses to feelings such as anger, joy, frustration, disappointment and sadness that create emotional barriers that negatively affect communication.
Objective: To develop different modes of leisure and prosocial behavior which will enable the individual to adapt to the environment and return to the community.
- One on one interventions to address and assist youth in overcoming barriers due to behavioral emotional and/or social difficulties.
- Organize activities such as group sports, games, and relaxation techniques, deep breathing, concentration, and other activities, to reduce stress and tension to assist youth in developing interpersonal relationships, socializing effectively, and developing confidence.
- Reflecting and recording youth reactions and evidence of progress or regression.
Just 2 Youth Campaign
The Hope Foundation Reentry Network is a 501 c3 non-profit tax exempt organization and the fiscal sponsor for the Just2 Campaign. We argue that today’s youth face more serious and critical risks than any previous generation. Most agree that violence in our neighborhoods and schools, deteriorating family structure, substance abuse, and gang activity put young males at-risk. Young adult males who have trouble coping with the stresses of life are more likely to abuse drugs, alcohol, and engage in criminal activity. Many of these at-risk youth will eventually find themselves locked up in detention centers or living on the streets. At-risk youth post a more challenging problem, because many have already been socialized into a deviant lifestyle. For these kids to feel hopeful, they must come to believe that the future has possibilities for them, they can attain their goals, and there are adults who will support them so they can better their lives.
Just 2 Campaign Mission
The Safe Mentoring Program will have a positive impact on families and communities. J2C will inform, educate and emphasize the need to focus on a strategic method to save and empower our youth population. Our programs staff take the time to really get to know our youth and their individual challenges and are able to communicate with them and help them effectively based on this individualized assessment and relationship. It gives them avenues and opportunities to achieve something and in the long run, build their self-worth. It also encourages them to see beyond themselves and consider the world around them. It encourages them to stop struggling and become more successful, focus more on building their future than struggling against present circumstances.
Protect our young people from themselves and the many pitfalls of society that they succumb to.
Provide our youth with leadership, education and opportunities.
Prevent the disproportionate numbers of increasing incarceration and declining graduation.
Promote our restored young people to the community and advocate for businesses and stakeholders in the community to re-invest in our youth
Empower a generation to be stronger and more confident about their greater prospects in life.