Become a Slugger...Hit a Home Run Against Drugs!
The mission of the Rising Above Boundaries Mentoring Program is to foster development of positive behavioral, academic and mental health outcomes in youth. Home Run Against Drugs has partnered with the New York State Mentoring Program and community volunteers to help us achieve this goal.
The S.T.R.I.K.E (Start Teaching Resilience in Kids Early) program is a series of prevention and healthy promotion programs that empower youth to live a healthy lifestyle.
Programs for the youth, designed by the youth! Our youth need to take a stand and represent younger sector of our population, whose opinions often go unheard. To do that, they need to strengthen skills in public speaking, personal representation, self confidence and more.
Our goal is to intervene before socially non-productive behaviors prevent youth from achieving their full potential. We will achieve this goal by using our resiliency program that is designed to assist at-risk youth in building a resource of abilities that defend against discouragement and self-defeating behaviors.
We provide programs and strategies to increase the academic achievement of students, particularly for students who may be at risk of academic achievement.
Nutrition is important at every age. Youth need proper nutrients stay healthy and strong, and grow up healthy and strong. Nutrition for children can also help establish a foundation for healthy eating habits and nutritional knowledge that youth can apply throughout life.
Tapping Resilience Through Art
We know that the arts give youth better things to do than drugs, and we must all help them learn skills that will last a lifetime. More importantly, these programs provide stepping stones for a child's healthy development.
Literacy helps youth develop stronger social skills, vocabulary and writing skills, and helps them to better understand and process more complex ideas. Reading also expands their ability to build knowledge overall.
Provide access to technological resources for virtual learning, mentoring, intensive skills building activities, teach marketable skills, trainings and diversify technology occupations and job placement.
Positive interactions with the environment are a critical part of healthy child development. It improve one's quality of life and enhance learning throughout one's lifespan. It develops a sense of caring and respect for nature,
Setting goals, budgeting, saving, spending, borrowing, using credit — these are just a few types of knowledge, skills and behaviors youth need to manage their resources effectively.