Teen Outreach Program (TOP)
Must be trained as a facilitator. Works best when it is added to an ongoing program rather than on its own.
Curriculum Source: teenoutreachprogram.com/top
Main Message: Key objective is avoiding adolescent pregnancy; reproductive health was not a primary topic in the classroom. Overriding message was that teens can and do make important contributions to the community. Lessons and discussion reinforced positive decision-making and promoted self-awareness and positive self worth. Abstinence and contraception are included.
Target Population: Both genders from all racial backgrounds in 9th-12th grade.
Length: A total of nine months, meeting once a week, minimum of 20 hours of community service.
Program Size: No more than 15 participants per classroom.
- Supervised volunteering.
- Classroom discussion on volunteering.
- Other classroom activities and discussions to promote positive social development. Changing Scenes Curriculum.