Middle School

Middle School

RHI offers a daily middle school program for youth in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The program serves 40 youth and focuses on academic enrichment, homework help, leadership and life skills. Individual program components include: cooking club, dance, reading circle, technology club, career builder workshops and team building activities. This program is the first phase of the RHI empowerment pipeline and builds skills and knowledge so that participants may continue to our Youth Leader program in high school.

In addition to the programs offered daily, all enrolled middle schoolers participate in the following: social work screenings, behavioral health screenings, academic assessments, college awareness activities and social justice awareness activities.

Additional services offered for middle school-aged youth participants:

Tutoring – one-on-one and small group tutoring helps middle school students work toward a clearly defined academic goal.

Educational Advocacy – offers assistance advocating with teachers and guidance counselors for youth who are struggling in school, finding appropriate educational placements if a school transfer is needed, or creating study plans or behavior modification tools to improve school performance.

Strengths-Based Counseling – social work services support individuals and families through counseling, mentoring, case management and peer to peer support. Referrals are made for long-term or additional services. The purpose is to support youth working through life challenges, while promoting empowerment and resiliency.

Family Institutes of Bold Hope – multi-family groups for families with children “working-through” social and emotional challenges in school and/or home. The purpose is to promote emotional healing, empowerment and transformation within families, school systems and the community. Children and parents gain power in communication, negotiation and conflict resolution.

Mirrors of Strength – a leadership and empowerment group for 12-14 year old girls. The purpose is to provide each girl with tools to discover her strengths and work through life challenges. Topics include: conflict resolution, body image, self identity and empowerment.

For more information about our Middle School Program, please email ryan.davis@rhicenter.org