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College Excel

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What Is College Excel? College Excel is a residential, private program which aids students in building academic and personal confidence while they study in college. Aside from its program, the students are also enrolled at the Oregon State’s Cascade Campus or at the local community college for additional courses. Each of the students receives guidance More »

The Downside of Raising Overachiever Children

Every parent wants their children to do their best in school. However, there are quite a few downsides that come along with raising overachievers. Below are some of the disadvantages that come along with raising overachievers. Overachieving Children May Be Ostracized By Their Peers Children who do very well inside and outside the classroom may More »

IDAAY Institute for the Development of African American Youth

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What Is Institute For The Development Of African-American Youth, Inc. (IDAAY)? IDAAY is recognized nationally as a frontrunner in At-Risk Youth Development. It offers social service, intervention/prevention, and training/education programs in order to: Empower the youth to become part of the community’s solution through self awareness, skills development, and knowledge Engage the youth in communication More »

Young Marines

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What Is Young Marines? Young Marines is a service and education program for boys and girls, which is focused in promoting physical, moral, and mental development of its cadets, ages 8 years up to high school completion. It is determined to provide leadership and character building that promotes a drug-free, healthy lifestyle. For a youth More »

Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy

What Is Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy? The National Guard ChalleNGe Academy in Georgia, a preventive program for youths, aged 16 to 18. It accepts participants who are unemployed high school dropouts who have no law or drug problem. The program focuses on physical training, leadership, skills training, hygiene and health, community service, life coping More »

Emerge

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What Is Emerge? Emerge integrates student support services, advocacy, mentoring, and coaching into the students’ college experience. It has expertise and specialization in transitional services and advising families who are facing challenges with their young adults’ behavioral, emotional, and learning difficulties. Each program is highly individualized and each component targets specific goals and needs. Located More »

Echo Springs Transition Study Center

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What is Echo Springs? Echo Springs Transition Study Center offers a unique program for young people, ages 18 to 24. The down to earth approach models and teaches effective setting of boundaries, realistic life skills, real world job exposure, goal settings, sober and clean social experience, time management, fun and numerous dialogue opportunities which on More »

Tragic Loss of a Friend: Helping Your Teen Cope

Losing a friend or loved one is always difficult, but it can be much harder for a teenager to deal with the loss of one of their peers because they still at least somewhat believe that they are invincible. After all, this thought process is what leads teens to do so many dangerous things, and More »

Future Men

What Is Future Men? Future Men for God is a facility dedicated to transforming young men who have childish obsessions and behaviors such as problems with self-control, sloppy clothing, offensive habits/language, disrespectful, anger, slothfulness, foolish friends, and godless music, to men who embrace freedoms and responsibilities. It provides counseling based on the Bible and worldview More »

Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center

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What Is Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center? The Prevention & Recovery Center is part of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which is the largest, not for profit hospital in Texas. The center serves as the drug and alcohol treatment center with 60 beds for young adults who come to the center for their alcohol More »

The Ripple Effect of Defiant Behavior: When Parents Pay the Price

The Ripple Effect of Defiant Behavior: When Parents Pay the Price by James Lehman, MSW James Lehman, creator of The Total Transformation Program, examines the effects of acting out behavior on parents and the family, and reveals how to calm the storm in the home. Q: A child’s behavior problems can cause disturbances in a family More »

Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting

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Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting by James Lehman, MSW If you and your spouse take opposing roles in dealing with your kids, you’re not alone. Many parents take on the roles of “good cop” and “bad cop” in the family. For instance, Dad is the kid’s best buddy, and mom is the nag. Or dad is strict More »

Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy

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What Is Forth Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy? The Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a no-nonsense, demanding, and tough approach to the participant’s future success. Its main goal is to assist at-risk youth with life and academic skills training which aim to improve his/her employment potential and to create a productive citizenry. The academy is More »