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To Empower Today's Youth for Tomorrows's Academic and Social Opportunities through mentoring and leadership development.
Project Still I Rise offers the following science-based, curriculum-driven, and outcome-oriented programs: parent education and support, fatherhood initiatives, youth empowerment/development, school dropout prevention, comprehensive school-family-community partnerships, in-school and out-of-school youth education and employment, and cultural awareness/sensitivity. The agency also offers training and technical assistance on a variety of topics, program design and development, curriculum development, and professional consultation.
In addition to the general population, Project Still I Rise serves the following special service populations: youth who are incarcerated, on parole, or on probation, families and youth involved with substance abuse, and youth who have dropped out of school and for whom return to school is not possible.
Project Manhood Leadership Institute
Project Manhood Leadership Institute is a comprehensive Saturday school program for boy's ages 9 to 12. Through mentoring, academic, cultural and social instruction, PMLI augments traditional academic core subjects and electives while instilling non-tangible elements of manhood.
T.I.G.H.T. (Teens Instilling Good Habits Together) T.I.G.H.T. is a program for high school students in Dallas to make a difference in their community. T.I.G.H.T. prepares students to think critically and to learn the importance of leadership, civic engagements and community involvement. T.I.G.H.T. participants will be trained to identify and address issues facing youth in the Dallas area.
Writing With A Purpose Workshop Writing With A Purpose Workshop serves students in grades 10th through 12. The workshop is designed to aid high school students by providing them with instruction on the standard formats that are utilized in writing essays, sentence structure and other college preparatory measures. This workshop is beneficial in assisting the students as they prepare for the next phase of their educational paths.
Provides educational and social support to students through after school programming and youth employment training. The program has two components: 1) Leadership Development and 2) Service Learning. Participants in the project receive leadership and life skills development training through the Survival Skills for Youth program. This comprehensive program is designed to empower youth from challenged environments to build their individual strengths in order to be successful in life.