Overview of the Goals Values Outcomes Beacon House Youth Programs Youth Programs at Beacon House X-treme Teens OWL (Our Whole Lives) TARGET 20 DPR/Beacon House Partnership College Bound Mentoring Homework/Tutoring Maya Angelou Interns Camp 2008 Lawn Mowing Service Project
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Beacon House Youth Programs
Meets every Tuesday 6:00-7:30 (depending on the topic, now and then we run over time)
As of May 13, 2008 30 sessions have been executed
Every Tuesday on an average we serve at least 13-20 youth, that range from 12-18 years of age
After each Tuesday session a healthy meal is served to all participants
Field Trips are also administered throughout the programX-treme Teens
Brief Encounters ( Looking at ourselves and others)
Good news/Bad News/Who Cares?
How Accurate Are They?
Youth examine what it means to be “American in the eyes of people from other cultures
Youth discover that cultural norms heavily influence how we communicate
Youth examine that it is like to confront and deal with a culture highly different from their own)
Youth will be able to describe how the concept of culture relates to their own experience
Youth practice evaluating things of importance or beauty from different perspectives
Youth will practice evaluating facts, bringing to bear their own experiences, preferences, and international contexts
Youth examine how generalizations can be harmful and unfair, and they devise waysX-treme Teen Topics
Conflict Resolution (George Mason Students)
Officer MD (DC Police Officer)
Child Trends (Social Science Research Organization)
3 week workshop highlighting sexual assault, sexual harassment, teen-dating violence
Youth Reconciliation Training
“Satans Expose” a play focused on sex/abortion, violence/gangs, drugs, teen dating
Focus Group on Romantic Relationships for Females ages 12-14X-treme Teens Partnerships
The 10th-12th grade curriculum was implemented during the fall school year.
Program runs from September-April 30, 2008
Meets every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 pm
As of May 13, 2008 26 classes were created in a structured agenda and completed.
Besides myself the OWL program has 3 mentors, and 3 co-facilitators.
Every Wednesday on an average we served at least 7-15 youth participants
A light snack or dinner was served after every classOur Whole Lives
to youth who are in the 10-12th grades!
Youth will be engaged in: