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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

This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families, Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health.

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 13-18): 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. Youth leaders will serve their communities by learning about prevention and using those skills to help facilitate drug and alcohol abuse prevention activities while building capacity to encourage healthy lifestyles and behaviors.
  • Evidence Based Prevention Education: Lions Quest (Grades K-5), All Stars (Grades 6-8) and Atlas and Athena (Grades 9-12).

CLUB Profiles

Above Xpectations Track Club– The nationally-recognized Above Xpectations Track Club helps youth learn the basic fundamentals of the sport, including hurdles, sprinting, relay racing, jumping, throwing, race walking, and distance running. The program is open to boys and girls ages 6-18, and runs year-round with cross country (August – December); indoor track (November – March) and outdoor track (April – August). The vision of Above Xpectations (AX) is to give young people – especially those from disadvantaged circumstances – a chance to compete in world class track and field competitions and prepare them for college while living a safe, drug free healthy lifestyle and pursuing their goals. Youth meets and races are more than competition -they’re also fun. Regardless of whether young athletes win a medal or achieve a personal best, they’ll make new friends – and memories that last a lifetime!

No Limit Mentoring Empowerment Program- Through sports (football, cheer, basketball, and wrestling) No Limit Mentoring Empowerment Program trains young men and women to become responsible adults living drug-free healthy lifestyles. Because No Limit upholds education as the most important element of becoming not only great leaders but also great athletes, youth participate in college readiness and mentoring/leadership activities (ACT and SAT preparation) while concentrating on physical training.

Bellevue Chess Club – The Bellevue Chess Club features youth at many skill levels from beginners to advanced. The club’s purpose is to develop students’ self-confidence, mental focus, logic, discipline & analytical abilities. DPC has worked with youth at Edgemoor Gardens and surrounding areas, facilitating youth development presentations which focus on drug prevention and awareness as well as the importance of thinking about life strategically. Using the game of chess as a metaphor for life, DPC works with the chess instructors to teach the youth how to make the right moves in any situation. The chess club is meant to foster scholars’ intellectual growth while having fun.

Upcoming DPC Events:

April 28 – New Jersey Youth Prevention Awareness Summit at Wildwood Pier
April 30 – Coalition Meeting
May 30 – Coalition Meeting


For more information, Contact:
Antwain Flowers
302-658-4171 x 143