Somers Youth Preparation Project
The Somers’ Youth Preparation Initiative (SYPI)’s presentations and workshops are designed to help develop independent, capable, and socially adjusted youth (ages 12-18), through our SYPI empowerment tours – bringing joy and hope to the disenfranchised. As SYPI travels and spreads brighter opportunities of joy through school districts, participants will have a brighter outlook of their circumstances and life.
The program begins with a powerful first person narrative of facing intimidating obstacles to personal empowerment. It continues with students reflecting and exploring similar feelings they have and are experiencing. After optional sharing, the community brainstorms conditions that currently threaten their well-being and sense of hope. For each condition, powerful, effective techniques to address these unique challenges are brainstormed and shared. The program ends with creation of personalized action plans and a pledge to use these new tools to help oneself and one’s community.