All of the teens that are in our care are supervised by a group of caring, adult staff and volunteers. Every volunteer goes through a background check and training. There is a ration of 1 adult for every five students. We currently have between 75-100 students that attend The Spot through various programs and reach hundreds each week in school classrooms. The Spot reached more than 1,000 students in the 22-23 school year.
40 Developmental Assets – The Developmental Assets® are 40 research-based, positive experiences and qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults. These are both internal and external assets. External assets are built through families, schools, churches, and community.
Parent Information: Teens
Written for parents of teens, this webpage provides information on important issues such as self-care, safety, setting goals, healthy development, risk behavior, whole person health, healthy friendships, communication, and social skills. Resources include fact sheets, videos, and social media tools.
Building Strong Brains is an educational program available to parents that looks at preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences to build strong families for our future.
Meet our Director
As the Director of Youth and Family Resource Network, Barbara is passionate about equipping young people to reach their potential. She has served as a youth minister and is credentialed by Youth for Christ Worldwide Organization. She is a certified trainer for the Building Strong Brains program (preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences) as well as Real Essentials and Life Skills curriculum. Barbara is a certified prevention specialist with more than 20 years of experience empowering young people with the skills to make healthy choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools and community.