If your question is not answered below, email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
How much do your services cost?
Absolutely, always, free!
How long are the Prevention Education programs?
Each program has its own specific requirements. Your facilitator will do a brief evaluation of needs. Together, custom services are built around those needs. Program variety is evaluated by developmental age of the group, intensity, duration and other logistics. Each program is either 5, 6, 10 or 12 sessions can be 15 to 45 minutes long. We offer in-person and virtual sessions. Get in touch with us and we will see what works best for your group!
Are there age requirements for the programs?
Prevention Programming is for the developmental ages of 7-19y/o.
Mentoring Program is for identifying-femxles ages 13-20 to be a mentee.
To be a mentor, we require a minimum of 5 year difference in age of the mentees.
Are there age requirements for the services?
Our services are available for individuals under the age of 20.
We identify certain services that are for families and/or adults.
What does a Prevention Education session look like?
Each session starts off with an introduction to the session, a group discussion followed by an interactive activity and a debrief. We usually come in pairs and with awesome incentives for participation!
"But do my students really need this information?"
Yes. The more students understand themselves, the higher likelihood they are going to want to succeed in school. Toxic stress gets in the way of learning. When a teacher doesn't understand the student and the student doesn't understand themselves, little learning takes place.
If your schedule allows, let's enrich lives together!
Are Prevention Services just for 'the bad kids'?
NO. Addition does not discriminate from gender, age, race, socioeconomic status or family name. The skills we teach youth are essential to leaders and followers.
What sites do you go to other than school settings?
A few examples of other sites our trained facilitators have gone out to are treatment centers, correctional facilities, social/support/service groups, activity centers.
What all do y'all provide?
- Prevention Services
- Wellness Presentations
- LeadHERship League Mentoring
- Small group sessions
- School Supplies for students
- Summer camps for youth
- back-to-school-bashes for youth
- Halloween / Red Ribbon Week Events for youth/families
- Holiday parties for families
- Holiday gifts for kids
- Holiday meals for families
- Mini Library for youth
- Clothes closet for youth
- Hygiene closet for youth
- Connect our youth with art classes, music classes, free tutoring and the chance to participate in science experiments and STEM activities in small group workshops
- Promote supplemental information by bringing in many amazing local guest speakers/presenters for a variety of topics for all ages
- Referrals for services we do not offer for all ages
- Food Vouchers for families
- Bus passes for youth are available upon request
- 24/7 access to online resources over a variety of self-improvement areas for all ages
- We also usually will attempt to do whatever it takes to fill a community need, for instance, the CRF Project!
Do you have services for adults?
In addition to Prevention Education for youth, Hub City Outreach Center can provide presentations to youth and also adults over a variety of topics from ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs), synthetic drugs, stress management, mental health, adolescent brain development, overdose prevention, and much more within the 8-dimensions of Wellness.
We have put together an abundance of resources available online and can be given out upon request.
In relation to Covid-19 and other illnesses, how do your Prevention Specialists keep themselves healthy and prevent transmission from site-to-site?
Since each site is different, our staff are mindful to what is necessary and incorporate a few tactics for extra protection. Our staff self-administer Wellness checks prior to beginning their day in the office and also prior to arriving at a site. Additionally, Wellness Checks are completed at the end of the word day for extra monitoring. Staff are given masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to use as needed. These items allow our staff to protect themselves. Our staff have made adjustments to activities to allow for safer interactions. Some of our sites were flexible and we moved from a small room to a large gym. We are able to provide some video content and activity suggestions for Educators. Our staff and the site representatives have a obligation to keep each other and all parties safe. Ultimately, each site has it's own rules and our staff are required to comply with those rules and the agencies rules.
How do I get Prevention Education at my site?
It's easy! Simply contact us. We will be there!
How do I become a Mentor?
Simple. Do you have the capacity and time to be a Mentor? If yes, read about our LeadHERship League. If you feel like it's a good fit for you, download the application and follow the directions given from LL.
How do I get a Mentor?
Pop over to our LeadHERship League page. If you identify and wish to participate, download the application and submit it to LL@HubCityOutreachCenter.org