S.T.R.E.E.T. Afterschool Program
Adolescent boys ages 10 to 17 living in the Northside or Edison neighborhoods of Kalamazoo.
Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The S.T.R.E.E.T. Afterschool Program is designed to help provide the resources and support that teens need to be successful in school and in life.
S.T.R.E.E.T. is an acronym for how we approach helping at-risk teens. Survival: We provide immediate support to help them survive. Trust: We build relationships based on mutual respect and trust. Resources: We provide the resources they need. Education: We provide education and opportunities to rebuild self-esteem. Empowerment: We empower them to move forward. They: The results….They become productive and positive role models for their peer group and neighborhood.
Teens move into a high risk street life over a period of time, and rarely by choice. It takes time, resources, commitment and a personalized step by step approach to help them move off of the streets and stay out of trouble. This program is designed to help provide the resources and support that teens need to be successful in school and in life. The program runs daily, Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Transportation and meals are provided. The program is designed to serve Middle and High School boys, targeting Northside and Edison Neighborhood residents in Kalamazoo.
Prevention services offered through the S.T.R.E.E.T. program: Referrals, mental health assessments at intake, treatment plan, quarterly CAFAS assessment, life skills sessions, snacks and dinners ("sit-down", nutritious meals as a group), case management, Family Support Program.
For more information about the program, or to refer a student, call Charlene Taylor at (269) 343-1651 ext. 120 or the S.T.R.E.E.T. Center at (269) 276-0688.