About Wyman’s Proven Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®)

Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) empowers teens from sixth through twelfth grade with the tools and opportunities needed to build a foundation of healthy behaviors, life skills and a sense of purpose, and avoid risky behaviors that can derail success.

Caring and highly trained adult facilitators guide students through a unique combination of engaging curriculum and experiential community service that helps teens build strengths and hone social emotional skills proven to bolster success later in life. These skills include emotion management, empathy, teamwork, responsibility, initiative and problem solving. TOP is offered in-school, after-school and within community-based organizations.

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Equal opportunities are not a reality for all young people.

Right now, there are more than 13.5 million young people across our country living in poverty and communities of stress. Their potential, and therefore our potential as a nation, will remain untapped if we don’t invest in them today.

  • Educational Success Fact: Less than 70 percent of students from low-income backgrounds graduate from 16 states across the nation. In those states, researchers estimate that nearly 191,000 students did not graduate on time with a diploma.
  • Healthy Behaviors and Relationships Fact: Birth rates for non-Hispanic black and Hispanic teens are two times higher than their white counterparts.
  • Life and Leadership Skills Fact: Only one-third of American youth can identify an area of interest, passion or talent. Those who are able to identify their interests rarely know how to develop their passions, and 20 percent report being discouraged from pursuing passions. TOP dramatically lowers teen pregnancy and high school dropout rates while improving student performance.

Teens in TOP often succeed at rates higher than their peers. These teens are ready to become the next generation of leaders.

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How Do We Serve

Empower Teens: Strong, quality programs ensure teens have the tools and skills needed to succeed.

Equip Adults: Caring, responsive and knowledgeable adults build relationships with youth by creating engaging and empowering learning environments.

Strengthen Systems: Well-researched systems-solutions create equitable and transformative opportunities for teens.

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Visit our Resources Page to learn more about TOP and other grant tools, and stay updated on the latest news, trends and success stories via our Blog Page.

Partners

TOP is one of the most successful, cost-effective and highly respected programs for teens nationally. Certified Replication Partners join our National Network, a powerful group of professionals awakening system-level change. Contact us now to learn how to become a partner, or, learn more about TOP or read up on current grant offerings.

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