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.
Children who succeed despite overwhelming personal, economic and social obstacles do so often because of a caring adult in their lives. Mentoring outcomes include greater participation in school, improved attendance, higher graduation, college and trad school admission rates, and better overall performance.
We are a NY State Mentoring Program, partnered with the Office of Children and Family Services and certified by Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. We create mentor relationships and provide effective ways to positively change the lives of at-risk youth.
The goal of
"Rising Above Boundaries" Mentoring Program is to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors through support, education, activities, drug abuse prevention, health promotion, anti bullying and providing a safe space for the youth.
Healthy lifestyle promotion, rapport building, goal setting, social stability, recreational activities, support systems and evidenced based prevention methods and education is key.
The mentor agreement is a one year commitment. We support you 24/7 to ensure that you’re never alone. Dates and times differ from site to site. Our program provides training for volunteer mentors and orientates the mentees and their families.
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*Please make sure to specify Home Run Against Drugs as your referring organization*
Part of the process of becoming a mentor with our program is completing a background check. Please "click" the link below to schedule your appointment. This link is unique to our program. Please call Program Director at 914-236-8595 for our agency code. Using this link will help you schedule and manage your appointment.
Rising Above Boundaries Mentoring Program partnered with the NYS Mentoring Program and will launch in Ossining on November 16, 2020, Hit a Home Run Against Drugs Day!
Programs for the youth, designed by the youth! Our youth need to take a stand, and represent younger sector of the populations, whose opinions often go unheard. And to do that, they need to strengthen skills in public speaking, personal representation, self cofindence 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.
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.
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.
75 youth from the Peekskill Youth Bureau's Advancing Summer L.I.F.T Program participated in the Home Run Against Drugs Summer Youth Program!
Youth in Peekskill participated in the HRAD 6 week S.T.R.I.K.E. after-school program. Thank you to the Guest Speakers:
Mayor Andre Rainey
Councilman Colin Smith
Police Chief Hamly
Elisha Simpkins from Crossover Yoga
YB Executive Director Tuesday McDonald
Home Run Against Drugs Day at the Ballpark! 80 kids throughout Westchester County participated in this event. On the day, David Wright, started at 3rd base before he retired from the NY Mets!