Who We Are & What We Do

At Youth Empowerment, Inc we are striving to meet the challenges in our community by providing our local children with opportunities for success, recognition for positive behavior, and opportunities for positive community relationships by using the Social Development Strategy and Moral Reconation Therapy.

The Social Development Strategy, aims to identify and reduce antisocial behaviors among youth, while simultaneously promoting healthy, positive attitudes and behaviors that lead to productive, fulfilling lives. Identified in the chart, the objectives of the strategy is to assist in reducing risk factors and increase protective factors such as healthy relationships with peers and adults, and developing strong bonds to community, family and school.Within the strategy we serve 50 youth per year within group settings through an evidenced based curriculum called Moral Reconation Therapy.

The MRT program is a cognitive-behavioral program that leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and appropriate behaviors.  The MRT treatment program moves youth from a hedonistic (pleasure vs pain) reasoning levels to levels where concern for social rules and others become important. Youth Empowerment also provides a variety of other activities for youth within our program to include tutoring, conflict and anger management, interpersonal skill-building, leadership development, service learning and healthy after-school activities that provide positive alternatives to “being on the street.”

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