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Thinking for a Positive Change

Staff at Roxbury Youthworks, Inc have successfully completed the first cycle of the "Thinking for a Change" curriculum with six youth graduating from the program on Monday, December 3.

The curriculum was modeled from the National Institute of Corrections's work in positive behavior change, and delivered by Resource Development Specialists who were specially trained on the material. "Thinking for a Change" uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to teach youth how to think through critical situations and focuses on developing problem-solving and social skills. The program required youth to apply and commit to attending twice-a-week sessions for two months.

The RDS team who helped facilitate the weekly sessions are very proud of the youth who completed the course and are looking forward to hosting future sessions. Staff express that although it was not always easy for the young men, they committed themselves to the group, and youth showed that they truly wanted to make a positive difference in their lives.

The six youth who graduated the 25-module course, will be provided with Driver's Ed classes to help continue their life-skills training. Funding for "Thinking for a Change" was provided through the Roy A. Hunt Foundation and Comm. Corp.'s BOG Grant. We applaud the team's collective efforts in securing and carrying out a successful program from concept to delivery.

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