Precious Jewels (“PJ”) is a Program that supports parenting for pregnant teens and young adult by providing basic life skills building, including parenting skills, housekeeping, menu planning, food preparation, consumer education instruction in budgeting, and using credit.
Additional services include seminars and training in the following areas:
- Caring for the child; choosing a caretaker; importance of shots; safety measures; importance of doctor’s appointments; etc.
- Encouraging physical health care to include physicals, health assessments and emergency treatment.
- Education, information, and counseling to prevent, and reduce substance abuse.
Precious Jewels will accomplish its goals by:
- Conducting one-on-one mentorship relationships;
- Rewarding positive parent practices with “Mommy Dollars” to purchase the necessary items for their baby needs;
- Providing access to parent and child resources;
- Promoting healthy parenting; and
- Encouraging consistency and determination to move forward.
- Celebrating the achievement of the goals set by them and the mentor.
The B.I.D. (Brokeness, Identity & Destiny)
WHO IS B.I.D?
B.I.D. is every broken young male with no direction, inspiration, or idea of what’s possible for them to achieve.
To help men elevate their thinking in a way that fosters productivity in life skills, relationships, and finances. In addition, help them create personal goals and provide the tools to help them see their goals come to fruition. These skill sets will be carried-out by utilizing one on one sessions, group sessions, and activities. Skills will include completing job applications, interviewing techniques, job dress code, understanding adulthood, understanding women, understanding roles in the community, and entrepreneurship.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CREATING B.I.D?
With the realization of what young men can achieve, it will give them a sense of pride and possibilities which will make them feel better about themselves.
HOW WILL YOU CONDUCT THE GOALS OF B.I.D?
We will inspire them, motivate them, help them realize what they are enthusiastic about and pursue it in a productive way. We will help them find employment OR start a business, doing something they love, which is more fulfilling than doing something you don’t.
WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR OUTCOME?
These young men will become an asset in their homes, in their community, and to society. When young men engage in something they love, it will bring them Peace of Mind and Clarity, which will help them make better life decisions, and productive.
When young men are being productive it will cause them to have positive ideals, mindsets, and ensure self-efficacy; thereby decreasing the urge to commit crimes. The Program will also focus on properly ushering young men into adulthood which will help shape them to become better sons, big brothers, fathers, and husbands, or leaders in general – this will help decrease broken homes in our community.
Royal Sons and Daughters
The Royal Sons and Daughters (“RSD”) is a program that caters to boys and girls between the ages of 8-12. It provides social skills and psychological training. Improving social skills and psychological training at a very early age will help prevent the likelihood of young boys and girls experiencing later academic difficulties and rejection and neglect by their peers. Parents might be concerned about their child’s social and psychological behaviors and sometimes look for helpto deal with a shy, aggressive, or friendless child. Parents have good reason to be concerned.
Peers offer young children some of the most exciting and fun experience; however, not having friends and playmates can be frustrating, even painful for children. Early childhood professionals support the belief that positive peer relationships are important for their development and adjustment in school. This Program promotes practices that assist parents with their child’s development.
Youth Moving Forward
Provide a safe and loving environment for the developmental needs of the children; also assist in developing social skills such as sharing, cooperating, listening, and following directions. Create fun activities that will promote leadership and responsibility, as well as build confidence and self-respect.
1. Theme: Green Day Project learning the power of nurturing a plant.
2. Theme: Communication (communications games)
3. Theme: Trust (trust games)
4. Discussion (discuss and learn to discuss)
5. Theme: Friends
Example: -The “Green Day” Project
During this theme the children will plant flowers and other seeds. They will learn about a variety of plants and how they grow. The act of caring for plants helps children learn responsibility. Making sure the plants in the garden get enough of the things they need helps children practice being responsible. Nurturing a plant from seed to harvest also helps children develop a sense of self-confidence. There is no better way to create a sense of a job well done than to help a child see a project grow from its conception.
Therapeutic Services/Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Mental health and mental illness (disorder) are increasingly being used as if they mean the same thing, but they do not. Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has health. As the World Health Organization famously says, “There is no health without mental health.” In the course of a lifetime, not all people will experience a mental illness, but everyone will struggle or have a challenge with their mental well-being (i.e., their mental health) just like we all have challenges with our physical well-being from time to time.
When we talk about mental health, we are talking about our mental well-being: Our emotions; our thoughts; and feelings; our ability to solve problems and overcome difficulties; our social connections; and our understanding of the world around us.
A mental disorder is an illness that affects the way people think, feel, behave, or interact with others. There are many different mental illnesses, and they have various symptoms that impact peoples’ lives in different ways.
Therefore, we use a variety of therapy options and a combination of tools that we believe will benefit your unique situation and suit your needs, including:
- Virtual Reality Therapy
- Youth Therapy Room
- Yoga Exercises
- Mediation and Conflict Resolution
- Spiritual Enrichment
NextGen has partnered with Elevation Enrichment Services, a practice dedicated to counseling individuals and families by providing unbiased therapy, assessment, and consultative services to assist in the treatment of emotional and behavioral symptoms.
As the rippling effects of NextGen’s and Elevation Enrichment’s work touch the wider community, we will partner with others to bring our methodology and experiences beyond the walls of our Center to provide churches, community groups, and other organizations with the information and strategies we learned and used to transform the lives of young people and their families.
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