Programs that offer classes, individual guidance (often using mentors), and group work projects which focus on personal awareness, spiritual development, understanding of personal and cultural value systems, moral and ethical behaviour, conflict resolution, respect and empathy for others and other personal qualities and social behaviours which help participants become responsible, caring individuals. Specific topics may include sexual responsibility, being a good parent, getting along with one's own parents, avoiding membership in a gang, avoiding drugs, staying in school, setting goals and making plans for the future.
Mutual support groups whose members are young people, including students, who want an opportunity to share their issues and concerns with other youth in a safe, supportive environment. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
Multipurpose centres that serve as a focal point for youth in the community and which offer, at a single location, a wide variety of services and activities that are needed by and of interest to this population.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.