• Taproots' mission is to provide social and educational outreach prevention.
  • Taproots strives to improve the quality of life by empowering youth, adults and families with knowledge
  • Over thirty years ago Sister Monica Cahill, a BVM educator, dreamed of the development of a program

Prevention and Life Skills School and Community Based Programs

Our school and community based Education for Life- Prevention and Life Skills programs provides youth with education and skills regarding social-emotional learning, adolescent health, violence prevention, interpersonal relationships, behavior health management and substance use to empower them with knowledge, tools and information that encourage responsible decision making, healthy lifestyle choices and academic success for now and the future.

Weekly discussion programs include our:

  • SAFER Comprehensive Adolescent Sexual Health Education Series
  • Youth Violence Awareness & Prevention Education Series
  • Social Skills Building Education Series
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness/Prevention Education Series
  • Quest for Success Series

A variety of topics addressed include:

  • Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness
  • Puberty Development  & Adolescent Reproductive Anatomy
  • Identifying, Defining & Using Proper Reproductive Health Terminology
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Anger Management
  • Non-Violent Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving Strategies
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Healthy Relationship Building
  • Teen Dating Violence & Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse/Assault Awareness & Prevention
  • Responsible Decision Making
  • Implications of Adolescent Pregnancy
  • Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
  • The Impact of Media Messages
  • Peer Pressure and Refusal Skills
  • Smoking & Substance Abuse Awareness & Prevention
  • Home & Neighborhood Safety
  • Nutrition& Physical Fitness
  • Character Building

Youth Leadership Development /Personal Growth and Self-Development

Our Education for Life Personal Growth and Development Program provides workshops and trainings to youth and adults seeking personal growth, self-improvement and positive change in various areas of life, including job readiness and workplace professionalism, growth and development.

Topics addressed include:

  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Setting Goals & Planning
  • Academic Assessment & Achievement
  • Career Goals and Planning
  • Healthy Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Non-Violent Conflict Resolution & Problem Solving Strategies
  • Healthy Relationship Building
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Building Self Confidence
  • Financial Planning & Money Management
  • Preparing for the Workplace
  • Workplace Conduct & Professionalism
  • Effective Team Building
  • Evaluating Workplace Performance
  • Effective Planning & Time Management

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