Youth are referred by schools and diversion partners. Young people and families can also reach out directly to Tubman about enrollment options.
After receiving a referral or inquiry, a Youth and Family Worker sets up an initial meeting with the young person and their parent or guardian. The purpose of the meeting is to explore the young person's interests, strengths and challenges.
Participation in the program
Participation is voluntary.
You don't have to pay us anything.
You can stop participating at any time.
Setting and achieving goals
Those who choose to participate meet with their Youth and Family Worker at least once a week.
Together, they identify the young person's dreams and goals and create plans to achieve them.
The Youth and Family Worker becomes a pro-social adult with a regular presence in the young person's life. Their services include:
- Helping participants and their families navigate resources.
- Nurturing and encouraging participation in:
- Recreational activities
- Career pathways or jobs
- Leadership groups
- Providing funds to cover fees for classes and programs like:
- Driver's Education
Results after 12 months of participation
Surveys of youth who participated in the Inspiring Youth program for 12 months tell us the program is working.
- 79% maintained or improved relationships with caring and trusted adults
- 88% had a decrease or leveling of behavior problems at school
- 74% had a decrease or leveling in school truancy
- 79% had a decrease or leveling of violent behavior incidents