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16001 Holmes Ave. Cleveland, OH 44110     Phone (216) 352-0200       Email

© 2020 by Reliable Hearts

At Reliable Heartswe understand the value of sexual health education and believe youth have a right to receive medically accurate sexual health education in a safe environment, so they're equipped to make informed decisions about sexual encounters as they transition to adulthood, and we are commited to providing evidence-based sexual health education to youth in the community.

Draw the Line/Respect the Line

Draw the Line/Respect the Line is an evidence-based curriculum that promotes abstinence by providing youth in grades 6-8 with the knowledge and skills to prevent HIV, other STDs and pregnancy. Using an interactive approach, the program aims to reduce the number of youth who initiate or have sexual intercourse, shows youth how to set personal limits and meet challenges to those limits, and increase condom use among students who are sexually active. 

 

The program is offered June - August. Registration for each grade level begins the month before classes are scheduled to start and remains open until all seats are filled. Classes meet twice per week for 90 minutes for 3-4 weeks. There is no cost for this class and parental consent is required.

 

Current research shows that there is a "skills mismatch" between the competencies youth need to succeed in the workplace and the skills they actually possess. Employers are finding that regardless of their level of education, most new hires lack communication and client-relation skills; organizational and prioritization skills such as time-management; and flexibility and adaptability. Entry-level employees in many emerging markets may be technically overqualified but lack teamwork and interpersonal skills, making collaborations with colleagues and problem-solving between team members difficult.

 

Both cognitive and non-cognitive abilities determine social and economic success. At Reliable Hearts, we work with youth to develop their life skills so they can successfully transition from school to work and become active, healthy community members.

High Priority Youth Program

High Priority Youth Program is designed to help underserved youth develop the skills necessary to break adverse generational cycles and cultivate new ways of living. We harness Overcoming Obstacles, which is a research-based life skills curriculum that helps youth develop more than 25 social and emotional skills beginning with three fundamental skills on which all other skills can be built: communication, decision-making, and goal setting. Additional skills learned include:

  • Anger Management

  • Bullying Prevention

  • Confidence building

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Coping

  • Empathy

  • Financial Management

  • Leadership

Through lessons, activities, role-playing, and community service learning projects youth learn valuable skills and discover how they are relevant to their lives. All youth receive a certificate of completion at the Recognition Ceremony at the end of the program to recognize their hard work and effort in developing themselves to be better people. This program is available for youth in grades 6th-12th.

There is no cost for this program. Space is limited.

 
  • Personal Health

  • Problem Solving

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Self-esteem

  • Studying

  • Time Management