SAN DIEGO - Rotarians in San Diego were informed about a informational program provided to local students through Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST).
On Tuesday, Clarissa Acuna, Lisa Cantu and Nancy Perez, with CACOST explained the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) several students at the junior high and high school campuses partake in.
The Wyman's TOP is designed to empower teens with the tools and opportunities needed to build a foundation of healthy behaviors, life skills and find a sense of purpose.
According to the women, TOP has helped teens, across the nation, lower risk of pregnancy, risky sexual behavior, school suspension, truancy and more by learning that for every choice they make, or don't make, there is a consequence.
Students, in the program, discuss abstinence as well as the outcomes of risky behaviors. Other TOP lessons include community issues and civic action, The What if Web, dealing with pressure situations, bullying, understanding teen dating violence, and health and hygiene.
This program services students in four counties; Jim Wells, Brooks, Jim Hogg and Duval.
For more information on TOPS contact Bert Longoria, program manager at 361-664-0145 ext. 2054 or visit www.cacost.org.