Our Prevention Program: Ambassadors of Compassion
As addiction statistics continue to rise at staggering rates, Teen Challenge Southeast is taking proactive steps to reach today’s teens and help them build strong character and resiliency before addiction recovery is ever needed.
We recently joined with Lift Up America, to bring their leadership program called Ambassadors of Compassion to middle and high school students. The AOC curriculum teaches leadership, character, and responsibility to teens so they take ownership of their personal behaviors while learning the value of giving back to their community. By positively impacting students during such an influential time in their lives, we can work towards preventing drug abuse before it begins.
For 15 weeks, students gather in groups at school and are guided through the curriculum by coaches from Teen Challenge and community volunteers. A strong volunteer base is critical to the success of the Ambassadors of Compassion program and makes all the difference in how the students connect with and apply the curriculum at school, at home, and in their communities.
Please join us and AOC in shaping today’s youth by contacting our corporate office at 706.596.8731.
Of the student’s who’ve completed the
Ambassadors of Compassion program,
report enhanced self esteem and belief in their own potential.
better understand the importance of education and have a desire to succeed.
say they now make choices on what they believe is right, not what others tell them
Hear from parents and teachers:
At a parent teacher conference, one of our student’s parent expressed the positive impact AOC has had on her son.
“Not only does he come home on Wednesdays talking about what he has learned and the discussions they have had in small groups, but he has become more helpful at home.”
“Today in one group we had 3 students facilitate. These students have been so excited since last week when they found out they would be leading the group.
They asked me if they could practice and work on their lesson with me. I literally sat there and worked on my tasks while they worked on the AOC Lesson. They created a tri-board and organized their lesson into parts.
I was amazed at how well they worked together; these are students that typically do not work together (an athlete, lead choral singer and the self-proclaimed “Book Worm”). I spoke with their coaches today after their meeting and they were very impressed!”
“Today, a teacher came to me and thanked me for helping bring AOC to Fort Middle.She said that a particular student was doing MUCH better in class not only academically but behaviorally as well.
She said that the student has calmed down and stepped up as a leader in class. Her grades have improved and she no longer yells out in class or is disrespectful.
This young lady also came to me and was so excited about her ideas for service projects around the school. She is doing an incredible job!”