Assisting Teachers to Academically
This in-school program addresses the academic, behavioral, family, and community challenges confronting our public school system, while building bridges between students, teachers, family, and friends. This program sparks open and honest discussions about violence, health, drugs, teen pregnancy, and education in order to enhance the students’ knowledge base while decreasing factors of “at risk” behaviors. Project ATTACK serves approximately 1,000 students and their families in partnership with the St. Louis Public School System.
Components of Project ATTACK
- Chess Club
- Community Building
- Conflict Resolution
- Cultural Awareness
- Entrepreneurship Classes
- Job Creation and Development
- Knowledge of Hip-Hop
- Reading Rehabilitation
- Wellness, Health and Nutrition
- Youth Leadership & Development
- “After School&rdquo
A free of charge, after-school prevention program for youth ages 6 to 18. The After School Program seeks to empower African American youth to be active participants and leaders in the development of their communities. The curriculum addresses increasing awareness levels of the dangers associated with using tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs through substance abuse prevention workshops.
Grounded in the African concept that “it takes a village to raise a child,” the after school program assists parents and teachers in the development of healthy, safe and educated children. By providing prevention education, BFL aims to help youth develop critical life and social skills including decision making and refusal skills. Equipping the youth in our program with this knowledge and information increases their perception of the large-scale risks associated with making conscious decisions about tobacco, alcohol or illegal substances use. This ultimately increases their self-esteem and self-worth while equipping them with the necessary leadership skills. Annually, Better Family Life youth trains over 3,000 youth in our youth educational department.
Safe, Afrocentric, Fun, Educational Passage
S.A.F.E. Passage is a summer program that seeks to offer positive and safe extra-curricular activities that promote creativity, community service, education and wholesome fun. The program creates a nurturing environment for at-risk youth. The purpose of the program is to take urban at-risk youth between the ages of 4-17 off the streets and encourage them to participate in community service activities, while exposing them to various educational events, programs and places that will broaden their horizons and give them safe and fun actives to engage in during their school break.
The students in the summer program attend different classes daily and are separated by age. Classes range from Art to Academic Enrichment with fieldtrips and community service projects each week. Children in the program receive breakfast and lunch. Summer camp lasts a total of five weeks with a culminating program that show cases what the students have learned through out the summer. Local teens are recruited to assist during this summer program along with full time staff and parent volunteers. All staff will be responsible for serving breakfast and lunch, clean up after each meal and after every activity.
- Project A.T.T.A.C.K.
- Urban Rhythms After School
- S.A.F.E. Passage
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The (preparation) (funding) of this project report, map, document, etc., (is) (was) financed (in part) (wholly) through a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Community development Administration under the provision of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Pub L, 93-383 42 USC 5301 et seq.) and/or HOME Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended (Public Law 101-625)