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To improve the community by providing comprehensive public health services which prepare children and families to live successfully and produce positive actions and changes in themselves and their environment.
Indirect: Access Services To Youth - A beacon of resources for over 300 families who seek mentoring, tutoring and counseling assistance Youth Opportunities Initiative -Promote positive youth development within the context of a supportive, asset-rich community environment for youth ages 9 - 14 West Philadelphia Faith-Based Initiative - Coordinate faith-based institutions to address the literacy needs of young people in West Philadelphia, grades 1 through 6 Adolescent Family Life Project -Haddington - Abstinence education to youth in Haddington and surrounding neighborhoods Adult Family Life -Nicetown/Tioga - Abstinence education to youth in Nicetown/Tioga and surrounding neighborhoods Family-Focused Initiative -Provides a family focused approach to engage families to strengthen communities through leadership training and community enhancement efforts Direct: Invest In Yourself Teen Program - Year-round program that promotes good health, civic responsibility, finance and entrepreneurship skills for youth ages 12-16 West Philadelphia Pre-Teen/Teen Project--Comprises two Programs -Safe Haven: Creative health and personal growth curriculum, including abstinence education and guided community service experiences for 9-13-year old youth at The Safe Haven, located at St. Matthews A.M.E. Church, 57th & Vine Streets· Alcove: Similar to Safe Haven, but designed for older youth ages 14-18. Services include health education, Life Skills Training - guided, homelike environment, and job readiness training HIV Prevention Project -Promoting education among youth ages 13-18 in a safe, inviting environment at The Den, located at 1628 Venango Street, as a means of preventing involvement in high-risk behaviors that could lead to HIV infection Haddington Senior Program -Guidance for good health and nutrition, food baskets (complete with a variety of ingredients for a healthy meal); interactive games, arts and crafts, field trips, opportunities to interact with and mentor young people Education Mentoring Program -An initiative that emphasizes the value of learning in a professional work environment by selected student-mentees to shadow mentors who represent a variety of professions city-wide West Philadelphia Beacon Community Campus - A school-based, community-run safe haven created to support the healthy development of children and their families, and the revitalization of West Philadelphia communities. Services and programs such as GED classes, after-school youth development programs, and a legal resource network to residents Delinquency Prevention Project - Provides intensive prevention and intervention services to youth referred by the local Department of Human Services. Services include Life Skills Training, Health Education, counseling and job readiness training
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