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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT:  PROGRAMS
Disconnected Youth
Anger Management Service for Teens & Young Adults
Adventure Learning
Family Literacy
Family Weekends
Recreation Center Activities
Disconnected Youth
Helps youth who are disengaged from school and employment and reading below a GED level, to make the transition into becoming contributing adults. Through a comprehensive adult education and training program, these youth improve their reading, writing, and math skills and successfully transition into GED preparation classes.

Anger Management Services
For teens and Young Adults, this program is designed to reduce the incidence of violence within families and the community through gender and age specific groups.  The 12 week small group curriculum provides a framework for understanding anger and its cognitive, emotional, and physiological derivatives, as well as training in strategies for appropriately managing anger without resorting to violence or self-destructive behaviors, and the option for individual counseling.
Adventure Learning
Provides physical activities and games that: 1) foster cooperative problem solving, 2) build trust and teamwork skills, 3) present opportunities for healthy and protected risk taking, and 4) increase self-esteem. Adventure Education is based on the premise that youth learn more when they are actively involved in learning, feel a sense of control over what they are learning, find a relevancy and attractiveness in the material they are learning, and are provided with opportunities for reflection on the experience to make connections with other life aspects.
Family Literacy
Targets children with parents who are at the lowest levels in English speaking abilities and who are illiterate in their native languages. The program includes: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class with curriculum and hours specific to parent needs; child enrichment education on Saturday mornings; interactive Parent and Child Together (PACT) activities; Parent Resource Time; counseling; and referral.
Family Weekends
Family Weekends provides opportunities for families engaged in HCLC programming to spend time together in a rural setting while participating in literacy and team-building activities.

Family weekends are scheduled by arrangement September June.
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Recreation Center Activities
Activities that are open to community members and our partners who have a common goal of reaching disconnected and/or at-risk youth. These activities seek to promote community development and encourage family bonding. Gatherings have included a joint-sponsored Halloween party with the New York Police Department and HCLC; health fairs and community fairs; and graduation celebrations for the graduates of HCLC's Nurses' Aide program.  The Recreation Center also serves as an "open gym" for youth in the community who would like to attend on a daily basis.  This allows youth a "safe haven" from the deleterious influences that often ensnare at-risk youth, especially during after-school hours.