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The Teen Scene: Programs and Services for Adolescents

Helping teens and adolescents learn how to make healthy choices early on can lead to lifelong habits.

The Warehouse

The Warehouse is a teen-led initiative designed to create a space where teens can work with nonprofit partners to explore, collaborate, discover their passions, and develop skills for success. The Warehouse provides the tools and opportunities teens need to become confident, courageous, and contributing young adults, while being inclusive and racially diverse. Its leaders make it their mission to help plant, nourish, and grow teens’ ideas in a safe, dynamic, and enriching environment that also includes recreation, education, arts, career advice, and health.

Speaker: Melody Phillips

The Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. (DAPI), Healthy Women, Healthy Babies (HWHB) Zones Mini-Grantee

The Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. (DAPI) provides a standards-based education for pregnant and parenting teens ages 12–19, with unique outreach, mentoring, and supportive services promoting empowerment and self-sufficiency. DAPI works collaboratively with school districts and disadvantaged families, achieving a 90% graduation rate of seniors and a 90% success rate in transitioning younger students back to their home schools when needed. DAPI’s comprehensive approach to supporting the whole student results in outstanding academic and health outcomes as well as a firm grounding in life skills and the tools necessary for economic success.

Speaker: Dr. Doris Griffin

Children & Families First, Healthy Women, Healthy Babies (HWHB) Provider

ARC (Adolescent Resource Center) at Children & Families First is a comprehensive counseling, educational, and medical service program for youth that helps reduce risk-taking behaviors, especially related to sexual health. The ARC program works with both groups and individuals to help teenagers and young adults create and sustain healthy, responsible attitudes, behaviors, and choices about their sexuality.

Speaker: Philinda Mindler

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