Teen Outreach Program- TOP
Looking for some help guiding your team through today’s tough world?
Failing Grades? Suspensions & Detentions? Negative Peer Pressure?
Curfew Violation? Dropping out of School? Low self-Esteem?
TOP can make the difference.
What is TOP?
TOP (Teen Outreach Program) is a youth development program proven to empower today’s teens, so they can lead successful lives and help build strong communities.
TOP can help your teen develop health behaviors and life skills, while giving your teen a sense of purpose. It’s free and available to youth, in grades 6 through 12.
What will my teen be doing at TOP?
TOP teens participate in 20 hours of community service and weekly classroom discussions. Trained staff guide teens through honest discussions about such issues as:
- Human development and sexual health
- Peer pressure
- Community service learning
Why should my teen join TOP?
Your teen will love it because the activities are engaging and fun. You’ll love it because the results are impressive.
TOP has proven effective in increasing academic success and preventing teen pregnancy, and other negative behaviors, among program participants.
Teens who participate in TOP are:
52% less likely to be at risk of a school suspension*
60% less likely to be at risk of failing a course*
53% less likely to be at risk for getting pregnant or fathering a child*
60% less likely to be at risk of dropping out of school**
Interested in learning more?
Please contact Christian Nelson TOP Coordinator, 561-833-1462 ext 3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Allen, J.P. & Philliber, S. (2001) “Who Benefits Most from a Broadly Targeted Prevention Program? Differential Efficacy Across Populations in the Teen Outreach Program, “ Journal of Community Psychology, 29(6), 637-655
**Allen, J.P. & Allen, C.W. (September, 2009), Escaping the Endless Adolescence, How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They grow Old, New York: Random House