Wyman’s Annual Report

Wyman’s Annual Report

Download Wyman’s most recent annual report, Transforming Teens. Changing Communities. 

 

 

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What We’re Learning

 

Social-emotional learning is a springboard for success.

In conjunction with Chicago’s Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), Wyman is pleased to announce the release of a one-of-a-kind field guide called Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social and Emotional Learning. A product of collaboration between SCE, eight youth-focused programs across the nation, and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, the piece sheds light on how afterschool programs can equip teens with valuable social and emotional skills.

Collaborative learning drives improvements in practice.

Our 2016 resource titled, “Implementing the Teen Outreach Program with Special Populations: Lessons Learned from Seven Youth-Serving Organizations”  has been created for organizations that are implementing, or interested in implementing TOP with young people in special circumstances.

The resource includes program profiles and implementation guidance based on the collective experiences of our network partners who are using TOP to address the needs of special populations of youth in a variety of settings.

  • Click here to download a copy of the Special Populations Resource.

 

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Wyman News – Wyman & D.C.-Based Legacy for Health Join Forces to Launch Substance Abuse Curriculum and Pilot Project

Wyman News – Wyman & D.C.-Based Legacy for Health Join Forces to Launch Substance Abuse Curriculum and Pilot Project

Pilot Program Leverages Wyman’s Proven, Evidence-Based Approach and Legacy’s Award-Winning Public Education Truth Campaign

In 2015 and 2016, a seven-lesson tobacco and substance abuse curriculum leveraging Wyman's evidence-based and proven TOP approach will strengthen youth knowledge about tobacco, change youth attitudes toward tobacco and engage young people as tobacco control activists.

In 2015 and 2016, a seven-lesson tobacco and substance abuse curriculum leveraging Wyman’s evidence-based and proven TOP approach will strengthen youth knowledge about tobacco, change youth attitudes toward tobacco and engage young people as tobacco control activists.

WASHINGTON, D.C.Legacy and Wyman announced today a new collaboration to educate and engage students to prevent youth tobacco use and substance abuse. The two organizations will create a specialized curriculum to reach young people participating in Wyman’s innovative Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®).

Legacy, the national public health organization best known for its award-winning truth® youth tobacco prevention campaign, and Wyman, a Saint Louis-based nonprofit with more than 117 years’ experience helping teens from economically disadvantaged circumstances, have agreed to collaborate on a one-year project to develop and test a tobacco control and substance abuse supplement to Wyman’s successful youth programming.

TOP is a results-driven youth development approach that transforms teens and communities by empowering teens with the tools and opportunities needed to avoid risky behaviors and build a foundation of healthy behaviors, life skills and a sense of purpose.

“Legacy can’t end the tobacco epidemic without partners like Wyman who share our commitment to empowering young people and to achieving health equity,” said Robin Koval, CEO and President of Legacy. “Together we will build on the TOP program and take on the challenge of ending tobacco’s reign as the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.”

Via a grant from Legacy to Wyman, the organizations are building a seven-lesson tobacco and substance abuse curriculum to strengthen youth knowledge about tobacco, change youth attitudes toward tobacco and engage young people as tobacco control activists. Two sites within Wyman’s National Network will pilot the curriculum. More than 400 teens will participate in the pilots that will launch this fall. A third party evaluator will assess pilot outcomes and publish results in 2016.  Continue reading

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