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Teen Outreach Program

Florida Department of Health in Putnam County

Program Description 

The Wyman Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is a positive youth development curriculum that encourages Healthy Behavior, Life Skills and a Sense of Purpose in youth. This program is intended to support parents, teachers and youth leaders as the primary influence in the lives of adolescents.

The TOP curriculum addresses a range of issues for teens through a Youth Development approach. The purpose of TOP is to provide youth with the opportunity to gain skills in problem solving, communication, asset building and critical thinking skills. Service learning is achieved through a community service project designed and implemented by participants. So far a total of 34 community service projects have been completed by students in previous years; thus far, 20 new projects are being determined and implemented for the current school year.

  • The TOP curriculum is delivered in a 9 month, 25 lesson format through the public school system and community sites.
  • The Teen Outreach Program is delivered by a facilitator certified to present the Wyman "Changing Scenes" curriculum which is integrated into the classroom and meets several educational standards set by the Florida Department of Education.
  • The Teen Outreach Program is currently presented in all Putnam County high schools to ninth and tenth grades through health science classes.
  • The Teen Outreach Program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Office of Adolescent Health and the Florida Department of Health, Office of Adolescent Health.

For more information about the program, contact the Florida Department of Health in Putnam county at 386-326-3317 or visit www.wymancenter.org.