· CAP (College Achievement Program) - This program encourages students to continue their education after completing high school.
· La Voz para la Familia - Spanish-speaking parents learn to advocate for the educational needs of their children, improve their ability to communicate in English and, along with their children, develop skills to strengthen family relationships.
· Summer Breakout - First through fifth grade students maintain mental acuity and learn healthy behaviors in this five-week summer program held in low-income neighborhoods, including housing authorities. The MindUP curriculum is used to teach children how the brain influences learning and behavior.
Health and Wellness:
· Curriculum Based Support Groups - Children and youth meet in confidential, small group settings where they learn essential life skills to help them cope with difficult family situations, resist negative peer pressure, respect others, set and achieve goals, make healthy choices and refuse tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Participants are identified as living in at-risk situations and are recommended to attend the program by school administrators, counselors and teachers.
· Educational Presentations and Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug-Free Events - Individuals of all ages learn the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs on their lives, their families and the community during presentations at schools and community sites. Most of the presentations are done in schools, including those conducted as part of the Red Ribbon campaign. We also partner with community organizations to offer events where families can enjoy a fun time in a tobacco, alcohol and drug free environment.
· New Life - Mothers and families who are expecting a baby or have a child between ages 0-3 develop the skills they need to ensure the successful growth and development of their children. NEW LIFE advisors meet with parents in individual and group settings during the year-long program. Participants are required to complete the evidenced based Incredible Years curriculum and the Shaken Baby Syndrome Course.
· Pathways to Success - High school students in Navarro and McLennan counties gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective leaders and volunteers. Each student who completes the program receives a $500 college scholarship.