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Youth Empowered Toward Success (YES) is a gang prevention program for at-risk youth in Prince George’s County. The program is incorporated into the in-school classroom instruction for middle school students at Buck Lodge Middle School and as an after-school instruction and recreational program for high school students at High Point High School and Northwestern High School.

MMYC staff use the Phoenix Curriculum to guide their in-school and after-school workshops, which is designed to increase each youth’s protective factors and decrease risk factors which often lead youth to join gangs.  A large portion of the curriculum focuses on youth identifying and resolving everyday problems in a positive and proactive manner.  Workshops focus on goals, dreams and values; problem solving; risk factors and avoidance skills; peer pressure; gang issues; and bullying.

In addition to using the Phoenix Curriculum, MMYC staff also plan family events and maintain regular contact with parents, such as open houses for parents. There are opportunities for the high school students to work on arts projects , enjoy field trips and other recreational and leaderhip activities. These positive youth development activities provide a safe place for the youth to be safe, have fun, and practice the leadership skills they are learning in the Phoenix Curriculum.

For more information, contact Mayra Herrerra at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 301.779.0263 x225

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 09:49
 

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