RHI offers a daily middle school program for youth in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The program serves 40 members 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 members may continue to our Youth Leader program in high school.
In addition to the programs offered daily, all enrolled middle school members receive the following: social work screening, behavioral health screening, academic assessment , 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.