Helping Young Moms Survive, is a community funded program to purchase small items for
pregnant, or parenting teens to take the crisis out of their daily lives, and help them
A teacher that works with the students, and
know them best, is empowered to write vouchers to pay for any small item. The vouchers are
accepted by local merchants who, in turn invoice the church or funding organization.A
Teacher Voucher is also included to reimburse teacher for expenses paid on behalf of a
student. Generally, $200 dollars will fund the program for the first year. Funding comes
from donations from local civic clubs, women=s groups and church organizations.
Students With Alternative Needs, is also a community funded program to purchase small
items to take the crisis out of students lives. The program includes both Store Vouchers
and Teacher Vouchers, enabling teachers to be reimbursed for handling the crisis faced by
their students. Many extracurricular activity fees are paid from this fund, so all
students can participate in school activities. With $200 the program can be funded for a
year. Donations from local civic clubs,women=s groups, and church organizations.
MAN TO MAN
A program to improve communications between teenage boys and their fathers . As boys grow
older they often grow estranged from their parents. This program provides activities to
help them talk about what is really important about being a man.
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STUFF IN THE PAPER
An instructional program that describes how to write up local youth activities or programs
in such a way that it is most likely to be published by the local paper. Public awareness
of adolescent health problems, a long with what is being done about them is extremely
important when gathering support for youth programs.
TEEN ISSUES FORUM
A program to organize an entire school to teach only preventive health education on a
special day. The student body picks the topics to be presented. Professional people within
the local community are asked to make presentations on the selected topics. Each student
then picks the presentations they want to hear. Many important health topics that are not
in the school curriculum, can be addressed with this program. This program has been
successful with both the school systems and the students, and helps with the school/ town
HOW TO WRITE A MODULE, MODULE
A instructional packet on the format of the module to help teachers and youth workers
write up their successful programs, or activity, so others can use them. There is an
explanation for each section of the module. The West Virginia Adolescent Health Initiative
would be glad to help field testing modules from other programs
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH
An outline of steps needed for developing a community-based mini-grant program.