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Achieving Change Together (ACT) Program

West End’s Achieving Change Together (ACT) Programming for grades K-5 is facilitated by certified instructors and well-trained volunteers.

Programming is offered Monday – Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with extended hours until 9:00 p.m. A warm dinner is provided daily.

Activities include:

  • Education: Homework help, computer enrichment, career exploration, and one-on-one and small group tutoring to help students work toward clearly defined academic goals. Staff also offers assistance to parents in advocating with teachers and guidance counselors for youth who are struggling in school; creating study plans or behavior modification tools to improve school performance; and holding parent nights to discuss child progress and achievement
  • Mental Health & Wellness Services: Counseling and peer support services for youth and their families to promote empowerment and resiliency. Prevention-related topics include:  conflict resolution, depression, suicide, drugs and alcohol and bullying. Referrals are made for long-term or additional counseling services
  • Health & Wellness Education: Group sessions on topics such as healthy relationships, nutrition through healthy food choices, peer pressure, body image and self-identity, as well as individual sports and open gymnasium
  • Creative Expression: Music, dance, writing, and performing arts workshops led by local professionals
  • Technology

Click here to download the 2017-2018 registration packet and here to download the program’s Parent Handbook

Delaware Prevention Coalition (DPC)

It is the mission of DPC, a voluntary network of individuals and organizations, to create safe, healthy, drug-free communities. Operating with a clear strategic framework, DPC responds to community conditions by developing and implementing multi-faceted plans with measurable outcomes and evidenced-based activities which lead to reductions in substance abuse.  Activities for youth include:

  • Youth Prevention Frontliner Groups (ages 13-17): enable youth to learn about the perils of underage drinking, marijuana use and other dangerous substances and behaviors; develop self-esteem, leadership, employment, planning, decision-making and resistance skills
  • Lunch and Learns (ages 5-17): are implemented within a school/church to address underage drinking, binge drinking, laws for minors and risky behaviors via interactive information sessions
  • Teen Summit: offers  a wide array of teen-centered workshops that address underage drinking, marijuana use, suicidal ideation, peer pressure, self-esteem and many other challenges youth encounter. This year’s Teen Summit will be held on Saturday, August 5, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

For more information, Contact:
Catherine Casti
Director of Youth Services
302-658-4171 x 195