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Affirming YOUth

Affirming YOUth is a workshop where youth, as well as their parents, can come to learn and understand experiences different from their own, where inclusion is paramount; where diversity and words used to communicate matter; and where knowing creates empathy.

Achieving this milestone is done through skits, open discussions and musical selections focusing on body weight, sexual orientation, conflict resolution, bullying... more »
Who are you?

Affirming YOUth is a non-profit organization that takes a holistic approach to helping individuals to realize their true potential through self-actualization with the goal of inspiring each person to become a more fully functioning ‘ME.'

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

Research has shown adolescents who are bullied experienced more psychological distress and earned lower grades than their peers.

Affirming YOUth addresses the relationship of bullying involvement and its association with school attendance, academic achievement, disciplinary actions, safety, and belonging which can be barriers to a quality education.

Student workbooks that accompany the program increase reading comprehension skills, strengthens writing ability and academic creativity.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Poor quality schools threatens a community’s future workforce by failing to provide students with the skills necessary to thrive as adults.

One of the primary purposes of primary and secondary education is to ensure that all students obtain basic reading and math skills.

Miami-Dade county has a smaller percentage of top-rated schools than Florida, and the county percentage has fallen dramatically in the past two years.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Affirming Youth Conflict Resolution/Anti-Bullying Curriculum is already approved through Miami Dade County Public Schools.

Pre/Post Test data analysis of 800 students has proven the program to be effective because it allows participants to become stakeholders in the outcome. It also allows them to share their experiences and offer tips on how together “we” can stand together against hate, prejudice and stereotypes.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Affirming YOUth

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