Teens Excited About Learning (T.E.A.L)
T.E.A.L. (Teens Excited About Learning), is a revolutionary educational enhancement and mentoring program committed to helping high-risk children develop the relationships, goals, and skills they need to break the cycles of poverty, abuse, and
violence and become contributing members of society.
Youth Master Plan
The development of a youth master plan advances a strategy in which municipal leaders – working together with school officials, and with input from young people as well as community organizations, parents, and other residents and stakeholders – craft a comprehensive and effective agenda for children and youth.
Children Reaching Children
Children Reaching Children provides early intervention and prevention services through mentoring to 50 “High Risk” youth in 4th to 12th grades who are at risk of educational failure, teen pregnancy, truancy and juvenile delinquency.
Fearless Fathers is a male mentoring program that teaches, or reteaches, the values of marriage, family, and fatherhood to restore the family structure in communitites and households where it is nonexistent.
Girls Circle is a structured support group for girls ages 11~21 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive
connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls.
Youth Development Group Community Action Network, (YDG C.A.N.) works in partnership with local residents, to develop effective bottom-up strategies.
Teens Excited About Learning
Listed below are a few of our program principles. A complete handbook will be sent to your email once your interest form has been received. You can click the button below to submit your interest form.
Create and Sustain One-on-One Relationships
Research indicates that the single most important factor that fosters resiliency in high-risk children is a caring and consistent relationship. T.E.A.L. provides each child in our program with exactly such a relationship with a trained and certified mentor, whom we call a T.E.A.L. member.
Enlist Certified Mentors
T.E.A.L. members are trained, certified mentors. With their diversity, education, passion, and commitment, T.E.A.L. members are the heart of our program.
Connect All Areas of Children's Lives
Because T.E.A.L. member invests time in each child's home, school, neighborhood, and community, they provide continuity in often-unstable environments and serve as a link between the different facets of a child's life.
Set Positive and Reasonable Expectations
Our children will succeed. Because we believe in them, they will grow to believe in themselves. We nurture each child's progress with an individualized plan based on his or her unique needs, abilities and gifts.