Project Help Nevada's WINGS...Lessons for Life & Living component is an exciting new prevention program aimed at youth ages 9 to 20 years of age. Youth from all cultures, of any race, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic status are welcome to join as we know that drug use, gang activity, criminal behavior or simply the struggle to navigate the murky waters into adulthood knows no bounds.
The goal for WINGS...Lessons for Life & Living is to deliver youth leadership workshops, assessment and individual prevention services to the target population. This prevention component is not a treatment based curriculum, but rather a pro-social alternative activity to substance use; these individual or camp like group experiences for youth can be tailored for specific needs, age groups and demographics and teaches leadership skills, character and integrity development, empowerment, problem solving, decision making, interpersonal skills and more to address and resolve adolescent health, social and mental health challenges and issues. Learn More
At Project Help Nevada, our nationally certified Customized Employment Specialists work to ensure each individual in need of employment is provided an opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Our team guides individuals in identifying what they are good at, what interests them and how to create a career from those interests and skills. Depending on each persons specific circumstances and needs, they are provided an opportunity to develop a resume or master job application, practice interview skills, apply for jobs, have access to a job coach and support as they seek to find employment.
Don't TELL me what I need, ASK me what I need."
The powerful statement above came to us from one of the homeless youth living on the streets right here in our community. It prompted up to partner with a former homeless young adult, Susan, to create the StreetSpeak project.
As we began to listen more than we spoke we learned of some of the concerns and struggles these youngsters face on a daily basis. Each day, they ask themselves, "What am I going to eat today?" and "How am I going to stay safe?" Staying safe means teaming up with other young people who are also homeless. In these desperate situations, they create their own family of sorts, their own tribe. Too often, they watch one another's back only if it serves them. Without positive intervention, or awareness of consequences, behavior often spirals out of control and a life of drug abuse or criminal activity are typically the outcome for our communities homeless youth. Learn More
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