Kids in Community
Kids in Community (KIC) Job Shadow & Mentor Program matches youth ages 14-21 with community mentors as they perform their daily job duties. It allows students to observe and experience “real life” work in a career field. Job shadowing is a short-term workplace learning opportunity, with an emphasis on exploration. The program provides the opportunity for students to see a relationship between their educational experience and career choice. View KIC brochure.
Parent Child Academy
Parent Child Academy is a comprehensive early intervention program designed to help elementary and intermediate school students and their parents develop the skills needed for the children to succeed in school. The curriculum is designed to give parents and children the opportunity to learn these necessary skills together in a positive and interactive environment. The curriculum used is called the Incredible Years, which is an evidence based program that has proven to be effective at improving the student’s behavior, grades, and self-esteem, while improving parenting skills and family communication. View PCA brochure.
Positive Action is an integrated and comprehensive program that is designed to improve academic achievement; school attendance; and problem behaviors such as substance use, violence, suspensions, disruptive behaviors, dropping out, and sexual behavior. It is also designed to improve parent-child bonding, family cohesion, and family conflict.
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) Program
SBIRT is an evidence-based program proven to reduce substance use and associated risk behaviors in youth ages 12-18 to prevent future drug and alcohol dependence. Those students who are at a low risk will receive brief school-based counseling that will help them make positive choices in their health behaviors. Those students who are at a higher risk will receive both school-based counseling and community treatment referrals for professional help as needed.
Teen Court is a unique juvenile justice diversion program that is open to youth in grades 7-12, who will serve as jurors or attorneys. Students also participate in a monthly Teen Court Club. Defendants are youth alleged to have committed an act of delinquency but after successfully completing the program, charges are dismissed. Through direct participation in the judicial process, Teen Court addresses responsibility for one’s behavior and accountability to one’s community and peers. View brochure.
Too Good for Drugs (TGFD)
Too Good for Drugs is a comprehensive drug prevention program designed to decrease risk factors and build protection within the child. This program develops a framework of social and emotional skills through the development of goal-setting, decision-making, and effective communication skills in addition to peer pressure refusal, pro-social bonding, conflict resolution, and media literacy. Too Good for Drugs builds the basis for a safe, supportive, and respectful learning environment. Too Good for Drugs has been implemented in Morgan County Schools since 2008.
Too Good for Violence (TGFV)
The TGFV curriculum for grades K-5 helps elementary students differentiate between feelings and actions, encourage respect between peers, and celebrate diversity. Program lessons and activities help kids handle bullying, and choose alternatives to violence. This curriculum has been implemented at the elementary and intermediate school level, grades K-5, in Morgan County.
Working With Youth Training
The goal of the community-based training program is to empower individuals who work directly with youth by providing them with meaningful and quality training opportunities.
- Teen Court Club
- Bully Prevention Team