Mentoring Youth Program
The Center for Youth & Families provides programs for male students is committed to helping students succeed by the reduction of crime, violence, substance abuse and trauma by providing prevention and early intervention services to youth at risk. The organization services students in Grades Prek-12 and students must be referred by a counselor, teacher, school administrator or parent/guardian to be eligible for the program.
Here is a complete list of services.
- Conflict Resolution/Anger Management
- Aggression Replacement Training
- Substance Abuse Prevention/Trauma Awareness
- Individual/Group Counseling
- Anti-Bully/Violence Prevention
- Tutorial/Job Readiness: services not available in all programs
- Mentoring: Individual or Group
- Entrepreneurship: services not available in all programs
- Recreational/Cultural Activities
- Case Management: services not available in all programs
In most cases, services vary based on the students' needs. However, a program can be extended at the school from one semester to the entire school year. When a student finishes a program, they will participate in a completion ceremony and receive a certificate.
The staff meets weekly at Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School on Tuesday with male students in Grades 5-7 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in room 200.
For information about the services, contact Reginald C. Terry, Prevention Director, at New Center One, 3031 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, Michigan, 48202. He can be reached by the following telephone numbers: 313.875.2092, 313.456.6105, and fax 313.875.2192.