845-473-2500 253 Mansion St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Teen Challenge Program

CATEGORY Individualized Support Programs


The Teen Challenge Program is for at-risk youth ages 14-18. Some challenges teens may face today include: low self-esteem, lack of social skills, advancement of education, further development of life skills and/or job placement. The program addresses these possible challenges through weekly life skills curriculum meetings; vocational/educational mentoring for jobs and education; and community engagement involving community service projects.

Goals and Services:

  • Holistic approach tailored to your unique situation
  • Life skills training oriented on employment, continued education, and/or wellness self-management
  • One-on-one interviews to discuss challenges & issues
  • Encouraging civic engagement through community service opportunities
  • Socialization through fun activities and recreation
  • Increasing leadership skills

What is it like?

You’ll get a mix of one-on-one time with program leaders, group learning with other participants, and interactions with the community. You’ll gain knowledge, experience, support, and access to resources to help. Group learning is a key part of this program, so you must be comfortable with a group setting!

How do I participate?

To register, get more information, or discuss whether your situation is a good fit, please call Cassandra Velez at 845-473-2500 x1302.

Cassandra Velez, Teen Challenge Program Specialist

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Event details:

  • $40 (includes lunch)
  • Date: May 17, 2018
  • Time: 11 A.M.
  • Location: Poughkeepsie Grand, Regency Room - 40 Civic Center Plaza
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