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Teen Outreach

Providing Teens With Guidance and Support*

*offered only in Madison Heights, Michigan 

The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) in Madison Heights, Michigan, is a federally-funded youth life skills program that provides youth support as they gain self-confidence and self-awareness through positive adult guidance in order to develop life skills, healthy behaviors, and a sense of purpose.


Who Can Attend?

TOP is only available for teens in foster care placement or at a residential facility between 12–20 years old in or near Madison Heights, Michigan. Minors can be referred by their foster parent or case worker. If the teen is over 18 years old, they will not need a referral to sign up. There is no cost to attend the program and the youth will meet weekly at the residential facility or at our Bethany office for 16 weeks throughout the school year and can attend as many of these 16-week sessions as they’d like.

Learning Opportunities

Through this program, teens will learn about:

  • healthy relationships
  • decision making
  • budgeting
  • how to interview
  • abstinence
  • communication
  • assertiveness
  • exploring their values
  • self-esteem
  • giving back to the community.

The youth will also have the chance to participate in activities like clothing drives, clean-up drives, bottle return drives, making cards for kids in the hospital, making cards for our troops overseas, and working at a clothing closet resource center.

Peer Groups

Educational peer groups are interactive meetings providing curriculum that is engaging, relevant, and challenging. The sessions are not set up for tutoring of school work. 

Partnership

If your residential facility is interested in partnering with our Madison Heights program please contact us for more information! This program can provide the teens in your facility 16 weeks of life skills programing from our wonderful TOP facilitators and role models.