Youth Intervention Services Program Manuals - Logic Models

D.  Teen REACH (TR)

Goal:  The goal of the Teen REACH program is to expand the range of choices and opportunities that enable, empower and encourage youth to achieve positive growth and development, improve expectations and capacities for future success, and avoid and/or reduce risk-taking behavior.

Eligibility:  At-risk children and youth ages 6 to 17 with minimum 85% of youth 11-17.

Printable Logic ModelTeen REACH (TR) (doc)


Inputs

  • Funding
  • 50% FTE - TR Coordinator
  • eCornerstone & data entry
  • Technical Assistance and Monitoring
  • Staff training
  • Quarterly Performance Measure Evaluation
  • Community Resource Assessment
  • Criminal Background and CANTS checks on personnel; volunteers, etc.
  • Local Agency Evaluation (self-developed annual surveys to youth and parents - to assess objectives & developmental assets)
  • Program Standards
  • Agency Specific Program Policies and Procedures
  • Signed linkage agreements with each school in which youth are enrolled
  • Teen REACH policy and procedures manual

Activities

  • Tutoring, homework time/help
  • Career & College exploration
  • Alcohol and substance use/abuse awareness programming
  • Sexual activity and pregnancy prevention programming
  • Anger management programming
  • Conflict resolution skill development
  • Decision-making and problem solving skill development
  • Provide opportunities for parent involvement
  • Include Parents in the development of program activities designed to meet the needs of their child
  • Child and adolescent development classes for parents
  • Communication skill development for parents
  • Provide opportunities for positive family activities
  • Programming that offers physical activities and skill development
  • Nutritional education and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Activities that teach sportsmanship
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Provide positive adult role models
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Service-Learning opportunities
  • Activities that stress Youth Voice
  • Civic engagement activities
  • Job readiness skills
  • Snacks/meals for program youth

Strategies

  • Operate a year round (12 months) out-of-school time program
  • Operate the program during the highest crime hours of 3:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Provide a safe environment with caring adults
  • Target at-risk youth 11 to 17 years of age
  • Conduct activities in all 6 Core Service Areas:
    1. Improve Educational Performance
    2. Life Skills Education
    3. Parental Involvement
    4. Recreation, Sports, Cultural and Artistic activities
    5. Positive Adult Mentors
    6. Service Learning Activities

Intermediate Outcomes

  • Increase school attendance
  • Increased physical activity
  • Increased healthy nutritional habits
  • Increase interactions with a caring adult
  • Increase year to year academic promotion rate
  • Increase resiliency to high risk behaviors (as measured by completing life skills activities)

Outcomes

  • Youth will be safe from violence
  • Youth will be safe from high risk behaviors
  • Youth will be safe from delinquent /criminal activity
  • Youth will be graduated from high school