Our programs are designed to educate, empower, and encourage youth ages 5-19 on the importance of physical, emotional, and sexual health. The goal is not only to offer a safe space for youth to find and exercise their own silence-breaking voice but to also encourage them to become agents of awareness in the community.
Created to develop peer allies in schools (grades 6-12), communities, and institutions of higher learning. outLOUD participants are involved in group discussions that include but are not limited to goal planning, bullying, coping strategies, teen dating violence, body image/body awareness and physical and mental health. Students enjoy films, guest speakers, hands-on projects, service projects with local shelters and other organizations, and plan ally events for their school student body. All participants at every level will serve as peer educators conducting workshops and presentations for awareness.
Note: Younger participants only engage in age appropriate discussions.
Designed to develop and reinforce effective coping skills while introducing appropriate touch and body awareness in children ages 5 to 11. Participants will enjoy hands-on activities/scenarios, speakers, directed art projects, small workshops, and learn how to become peer educators. HealthyPLAY SafeTOUCH encourages positive behavior, body image, cooperative play, autonomy, and boundaries. Younger participants can also engage in smaller alternative service projects.
Young people ages 12-19 can process their traumatic experiences through art therapy projects, writing workshops, facilitated group discussions, hands-on activities, personal art displays, performance pieces, and awareness campaigns. This program is a resource that encourages restoring the feeling of pride, exploring healthy emotion, creativity in expressing one’s story and provides dedicated advocates as support.
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