An innovative program created to help reduce aggressive tendencies in children; YouthSTART provides youth ages 9 to 13 with instruction to enhance the social skills necessary for positive and healthy interpersonal communication, anger control and decision making. Using components of the program, staff deliver workshops and one-on-one support to students in selected Elementary and Secondary schools. YouthSTART is also delivered at Tropicana as a 14-week program that is accessible to any youth in need.
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“As for the changes I have seen in Malachi, they have been nice and steady. He is starting to speak when he is angry instead of shutting down; his overall attitude has changed drastically from “I can’t, I won’t” to “I will try, I can”. He’s starting to come out of his depressed shell and walks a little taller. Malachi looooooved attending. ”
Joanna – Parent of Participant