TOP is a nationally acclaimed, evidence-based program that has been shown to decrease teen pregnancy and help youth succeed in school. Activities include: small group discussion, community service, and service learning projects. Groups are held weekly and can be incorporated into the regular classroom curriculum or as part of an after-school program.
The goal of The Family Partnership’s Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is to decrease teen pregnancies and high school dropout rates in the Twin Cities. Since 1998, this nationally-acclaimed program has used evidence-based strategies and worked with local school districts and community partners to reach these goals.
- TOP is a 9-month interactive curriculum, designed for students ages 12-17.
- Trained TOP facilitators engage a classroom of students with the material for one day each week during the school year.
- Students learn healthy behaviors, life skills and a sense of purpose through the program – which includes service learning opportunities.
Rigorous evaluation, including randomized control group tests, has found that Teen Outreach Program (TOP) participants experience a 53% lower risk of pregnancy, 52% lower risk of school suspension, and a 60% lower risk of course failure than peers who do not receive the curriculum.
If you would like to learn more about TOP, its impact in the Twin Cities, or how you can be involved, please call us at 612.728.2086.