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We believe that a healthy community is safe, thriving and prosperous….and we offer the following programs to maximize our community’s health:

Youth Empowerment Services Program (YES)
After high school students complete an interview process, they participate in weekly group sessions to address their moral decision making (cognitive behavioral therapy).A youth pondering his future

Upon completing cognitive behavioral therapy, students are trained in customer service excellence.  All student participants who successfully complete the moral decision making and customer service training are connected to a major corporate partner and local businesses for job shadowing/internships that lead to employment and other opportunities.

Additionally, gender based focused programs are provided to at risk girls, ages 14-18, and at risk boys, ages 14-18, including mentoring and entrepreneurship development.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Certified Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) facilitators guide individuals in a group setting through a 12 to 16 step process to address their moral decision making.  MRT is also certified as a United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) cognitive behavioral program.

Through (MRT), participants are empowered with the skills that will help them positively navigate through the journey of life. All groups are facilitated by a certified MRT facilitator. MRT focuses systematically on seven basic treatment issues:

  • Confrontation of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors
  • Assessment of current relationships
  • Reinforcement of positive behavior and habits
  • Positive identity formation: enhancement of self-concept
  • Decrease in hedonism
  • Development of frustration tolerance
  • Development of higher stages of moral reasoning

Life Skills

Basic Life skills intervention sessions are conducted in group settings to address areas that not only prepare individuals to succeed when seeking employment, but also  to ensure their continued success in retaining employment.

Customer Service Excellence

Highly skilled motivational trainers equip participants with “more excellent” customer service skills and team building techniques. All trainings are interactive and participants are further empowered as the learning objectives are achieved.

Parents Advancing Youth (PAY)

In 2013, the Parents Advancing Youth (PAY) Program was developed to address the need for parents to receive the support required to better assist their youth in succeeding during and after their participation in the YES Program.

Participation in PAY is a requirement for the parents of youth enrolled in the YES program.  Parents meet monthly with program facilitators and receive critical information to ensure a holistic and comprehensive experience for their youth.  Through the PAY program, parents are empowered with specific techniques that complement the skills their youth have obtained.

Capitol Heights Youth Partnership

Capitol Heights Youth Partnership

The Capitol Heights Youth Partnership (CHYP) was launched in 2013 with a very clear vision:  to empower youth to become productive citizens with the critical life skills necessary to complement academic pursuits and career development utilizing a community collaborative model.

CHYP’s mission is to provide a holistic, comprehensive mentoring experience in Capitol Heights through the unification of male mentoring, female mentoring, career training, life skills, and personal development curriculum.

In 2014, CHYP will train a cadre of youth social entrepreneurs as Generations 360 is launched in February.