Teen Discovery empowers adolescents and teens ages 10 – 18 utilizing the “Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning” (CASEL) Model, in-addition to providing one-on-one and group support instruction that produces positive change in character, academic achievement, lifestyle, behavior and attitudes within the community and school.
(RECEIVED YEAR ROUND)
Youth Groups/Community Groups
All Public, Private, Parochial and Alternative Schools
Magistrate Court/Juvenile Justice Institutions & Programs
Children Youth and Families (CYF)
Youth Athletic Organizations/Sport Teams
Youth between the ages of 10 and 18
Youth that reside in Allegheny County
Youth looking for support in changing their character, academic achievement, lifestyle, behavior, and/or attitude
Throughout the time that Small Seeds worked with me and my family it has been extremely helpful. The staff provided guidance when I needed it and made sure I received the necessary information and support to help assist me and my children. The services provided me has helped to reduce my stress and increase my confidence.
- Mother of a Teen Discovery Participant
Teens are in transition and it is crucial they gain the knowledge needed to change attitudes with regard to the following: Educational Achievement and Attainment, Self-Sufficiency, Family Formation, Youth Employment, Civic Engagement, Health and Safety, Risky Behaviors, Improved Social and Emotional Development. Many institutions with high populations of at-risk teens and young adults are ill-equipped to deal with issues like poverty, well-being, discrimination, poor education and negative peer culture, which may extrinsically have a negative effect on their behavior. Social accountability and alternative methods, such as positive intervention and preventive supports, can greatly increase the percentages of teens and young adults fulfilling their life goals. Teen Discovery utilizing the Social and Emotional Learning-(SEL) Model fosterS social and educational success in adolescents and teens helping them to fulfill their life goals.
Teen Character & Social Development: The process through which teens and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make decisions responsibly.
Teen & Parent Conflict Mediation and Resolution: Focuses on the teens behavior and the parent(s) influence upon the teen who is having conflicting issues in the home. By developing these skills, teens and adults are better prepared to address and strengthen their social and emotional well being.
Teen & Parent Development Training: Provides parent training in the home, school or community with a certificate of completion to support parents raising teens and Teen Parenting to older youth who have assumed co-parenting responsibilities for younger sibling(s) in the home as assigned by the parent, i.e., babysitting or transporting to or from school or community programs.
Teen Truancy: Intervening during the early warning signs that a child is headed for potential delinquent activity, social isolation and/or school failure, resulting in the lack of commitment to school is a risk factor for substance use, delinquency, teen pregnancy and school dropout.