YOUTH MAKE A DIFFERENCE
West Texas Counseling & Guidance is introducing a new youth program for the Concho Valley, with support from the James B. and Lois R. Archer Charitable Foundation of San Angelo. The Youth Make A Difference program consists of three dynamic skills-training and mentoring projects: Personal Development, Tools For Life/Recycle-A-Bicycle, and Digital Film Lab, targeting young people between the ages of 8-24. Access is by referral from School Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Clergy, Medical Professionals, Juvenile Probation Officers, and parents. Written parental permission is required, but all three of the projects are completely FREE and are held after school.
HOW TO APPLY
Step 1. Print and complete an application form. Click here for the application form.
Step 2. Print and complete a referral form for the program you wish to attend, see below.
Step 3. Bring your completed application and referral forms to West Texas Counseling & Guidance at 242 N. Magdalen Street, San Angelo, TX. 76903.
Personal Development includes groups and short courses such as: Assertiveness, Creative Problem Solving, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Teen Awareness & Peer Mentoring, Goal Setting & Career Counseling. These courses lead to a Certificate of Completion, and all courses are led by a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-Intern, and/or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Click here for the Personal Development Permission & Release Form.
Click here for the Personal Development Flier.
Click here for the Personal Development Flier located at Lakeview United Methodist.
TOOLS FOR LIFE/RECYCLE-A-BICYCLE
Tools For Life/Recycle-A-Bicycle offers bicycle repair, environmental education and awareness, safe riding skills, and the opportunity to participate in Earn-A-Bike! Participates will recycle a bicycle under the supervision of Master Bike Mechanics and after 18 hours of repair, they may earn their own bike to keep. Rust Street Ministries, 803 Rust Street, San Angelo, is the location for Tools For Life.
Click here for Tools For Life/Recycle-A-Bicycle Permission & Release Form.
Click here for the Tools For Life Flier.
DIGITAL FILM LAB
Digital Film Lab offers classes in art, acting, improvisation, and playwriting. Licensed Professional Counselors, LPC-Interns, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers teach classes in visual storytelling, movie history, screenwriting, film making, and directing.
Click here for Digital Film Lab Permission & Release Form.
Click here for Digital Film Lab Flier.
Click here for the Art and Acting Classes Flier.
Click here for the Art and Acting Permission Slip Form
GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
A support group for Grandparents is also available, "Grandparents: Raising Kin." This is a FREE weekly support group for grandparents to get some "just for me" time, away from the kids....to share concerns and laughter in an informal, confidential setting. This support group is led by a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. This group meets every Friday morning at Lakeview United Methodist Church from 8:00-10:00 AM. Click here for more information.
You may get involved with the Youth Make A Difference program by donating bicycles and/ or parts, cameras, and all types of art supplies, or by volunteering your time and talent to help in any of these projects. If you know of a young person between the ages of 8-24 you may refer them to the Youth Make A Difference program. To donate, volunteer or for more information, please contact Michele Sharon at (325) 944-2561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.