The Safe Passage Prevention and Intervention Program is a holistic youth after school program designed to provide life skills training, educational preparation, and therapeutic support for adolescents and at-risk youth ages 6-17. Safe Passages provides a safe and secure environment for children and youth, assisting them with navigating through complex systems and life challenges. Our goal is to work with youth, parents, families, and schools to strengthen protective factors for keeping children healthy and well.
Major service components include after-school educational activities, culturally appropriate programming, workshops, support group discussions, brother’s circle, sister’s circle, mentoring, family involvement activities and summer camps.
Service outcomes for Safe Passage include:
- Increase youth’s connectedness to family, school, and community
- Increase youth’s ability to positively interact with youth
- Decrease defiant, problematic behavior
- Improve youth’s academic performance.
Safe Passage FIPS (Family Intervention and Prevention Specialists) work with youth mitigate risk factors in four primary life domains by utilizing six core areas of service by which all workshops and activities are categorized. The following is a brief description of each core area:
|Personal Growth and Development||Economics||Education Support|
Supply and Demand
Student / Parent
|Cultural Enrichment||Institution Building||Health & Wellness|
|African Drumming & Dancing
African Family Value Systems
History of African Sojourn
|Diet & Nutrition
Identification of Stressors
Homewood & McKeesport
After school, 2:30-6:30pm, Monday through Friday