The Learning Network/ Purdue Extension, Healthy Communities and OAH Office of Adolescent Health is pleased to roll out Youth_RISE! a Responsible and Involved approach to Support and Empowered change within our youth.
Youth_RISE! Is able to provide access to evidence based programing with ongoing trainings and support to parents, guardians, leaders and champions of the community by furnishing education and awareness about healthy choices regarding risky behaviors, reproductive health, social development and skills on healthy relationship building to prevent teen pregnancy and reduce the number of youth with Sexually Transmitted Infection STI.
Elementary level – Raising Healthy Children-utilizes a positive approach towards youths for social development to promotes key elements that research show are critical for building strong connections with the school and family.
Middle school – Draw the Line Respect the Line- Encourages and empowers youth to utilizing the skills & tools they learned to make healthy choices. Delays youth from participating in risky behaviors reducing the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV & pregnancy
High School – Reducing the Risk- Builds skills that help students make healthy and informed decisions. They will gain tools that emphasizes on Refusal statements / Delay statements / Alternative actions / Abstaining / Protection to prevent Pregnancy, HIV & STD’s
Parents Component – Families Talking Together – Parent based program helps parents/ guardians communicate with the youth. This training provides the parents with skill sets and tools to open dialogue about hard to talk about topics. The program is given to the care taker, parent or guardian to implement their core values and morals that they want to emphasize to their son/daughter, grand-son/grand-daughter, and cousin/niece.
Our passion and dedication is driven by our Youth Council who meet monthly. They are the core element of this program. They help us see and understand the adolescents’ point of view.
The Community council meets every other month. It is compose of parents, professionals, guardians, and 2 Youth Council members. They listen, support, and partake in the Youth Council ideas events and community projects.