Teen Outreach Program

Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program


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Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program acknowledges that adolescence is a time of rapid change and growth physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. This program aims to help teen improve social and emotional learning, support a positive sense of self, strengthen connections to others, improve academic outcomes, decrease risky behavior, and build life skills. 

Each program participant (ages 11-19) must complete a certain amount of Community Service-Learning Project hours that develop a concept of the importance of togetherness and helping others. Each lesson covers each of the multiple learning strategies to ensure every participant is taught in their own style of learning. 

Wyman's Teen Outreach Program

Offered at group homes, schools, and community center settings
  • Offered over a 32 week period- students see the same instructors throughout the school year
  • 100% of youth surveyed reported they learned new life skills
  • Currently offered at Vision Quest Group Homes, Utterback Middle School, Hasan Preparatory and Leadership School, and Calabasas School
  • 95% felt they helped make a positive difference in the lives of others through their community service learning projects
  • Participants are aged 11-19, 6th-12th grades
  • The Teen Outreach program serves over 155 youth per year
  • Program funded by a grant from Arizona Department of Health Services

Real Stories

Testimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.

Choosing the Best Description: CTB is the primary curriculum used for healthy relationship education facilitation. Over the course of 6-9 program hours, youth learn the qualities of a healthy relationship, warning signs of an unhealthy relationship, assertiveness and communication skills, responsible social media use, and about sexual health topics such as STIs and contraception and the importance of waiting until a healthy relationship like marriage before engaging in sexual activity.…

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- Healthy Relationship Education Programs; year end summary FY2019-20

40 TOP (Teen Outreach) club participants at AmeriSchools Academy in Pima County conducted a food drive over the 2019 holiday season. Together,  they raised over 500 pounds of canned food. A portion of the canned foods were donated to families within the school, while the other 268 pounds were donated to the local food bank. The donation was so heavy, the food bank needed a forklift to transport it all!…

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- Wyman TOP Club has a successful food drive!

Utterback Middle Girls PE classes are participating in the 32 week Wyman Teen Outreach Program (TOP Club) As part of a lesson on bullying prevention, approximately 75 students created their own posters to hang around the campus. The object of the posters was to be a friendly reminder that their school is a No Bully Zone! I'm glad we are talking about bullying this year! 12 year old participant

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- Utterback TOP club creates Anti-Bullying Posters Julie Glass

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Inspired by an idea from Michael Starkey, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at Davis Monthan Air Base, students in several Sexual Risk Avoidance programs painted rocks. Painting the rocks teal and with inspirational sayings and leaving them on campus served to create awareness among…

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- Painted rocks teach awareness, beautify campus Dominique Cruz, Program Coordinator
teenagers painting

Participants of the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) at a group home is always very appreciated by the participants. They are used to having people come and go in their lives, but every week for one hour, for 32 weeks, they are guaranteed to have the TOP Club. One participant shared, "I'm really grateful for the TOP club and I always looks forward to it every week. I love how open…

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- Teen Outreach Program makes a difference to group home participants TOP Facilitator
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