Youth & Teens

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          • Kids Club at Next Door

While mothers are attending our support groups their children are able to participate in our Kids Club program. This group is for children ages 4 to 17, who have been exposed to domestic violence. Kids Club helps children increase their emotional resiliency, develop non-violent conflict resolutions skills, cultivate safety, and provide assets that will help them avoid future risks all through art workshops.

Kids Club utilizes an art based curriculum called A Window Between Worlds that was designed specifically for survivors of domestic violence, both adults and children.  For more information about A Window Between Worlds please visit www.awbw.org. For more information on Kids Club, please call (408) 501-7550.

  • Be Strong! Teen Programs

Next Door provides weekly support groups for teenage young women exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, and/or at risk of developing abusive relationships at two East Side Union High Schools. These groups focus on empowerment for the young women to make healthy decisions for themselves.

  • Proud Of Wanting Equal Relationships (P.O.W.E.R.) Youth Leadership Program

P.O.W.E.R. is an 11-month PAID program beginning in the summer for local high school students. The program focuses on providing youth with the tools needed to become agents of change around the public health issue of Gender Based Violence.

As a P.O.W.E.R. leader, teens  will be a part of an inspiring and innovative youth led social justice program that develops campaigns on their school campuses.  P.O.W.E.R. leaders can look forward to experiencing these opportunities:

  •  Training with experts in the field of domestic violence and youth activism working to better the world
  •  Exploring possible solutions to Gender Based Violence with peers and developing campaigns to address the issue
  •  Gaining leadership experience
  •  Building relationships with a diverse group of teens
  •  Gaining invaluable work experience

Click HERE for the P.O.W.E.R. application which is due on Friday, June 20, 2014!

For more information on the P.O.W.E.R. program, please email or call Pavel Korobkov at pkorobkov@nextdoor.org. His phone number is 408-501-7545.

You can watch a short video made by our current P.O.W.E.R. team team to get an idea of what the program is from actual participants here.

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