OBJECTIVES

 

FWEP's Core Program keeps youth off the streets by engaging 250 high risk minority youth in daily structure after-school alternative programs, weekend field trips (Including Camping) and a seven week summer community service project.

FWEP deters gang activity by offering youth positive male role models and alternative social club formations, youth run businesses, and leadership development.

FWEP prevents/deters chemical dependency in youth by increasing youth opportunities for success and building self-esteem through academic competitions, parent child activities, recreational outings, counseling and an all-teen support group.

FWEP helps prevent teen pregnancy by offering manhood development seminars, primarily focused on sexuality and human growth, providing adult role models, health services from agency's adolescence clinic, and personalized goal attainment plans.

FWEP helps youth become productive members of the workforce by providing high risk youth with career awareness activities, including Career Awareness Month, job fairs, information and referral services, youth enterprises activities including a computer repair service and T-shirt production business, and summer community employment.

FWEP promotes future employability by preventing drop-out and supports educational success through counseling, tutorial services, and academic competition.

FWEP helps students stay enrolled and complete high school by offering a last chance to successfully engage youth in completing their education. FWEP youth participants demonstrate higher rates of school attendance and graduation than similarly situated youth in the community.