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Health board seeks partners for Teen Outreach Program

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Health is looking for partners to serve as implementation sites for the Teen Outreach Program this year.

The curriculum-guided discussions and service learning program is designed to help teens get the skills needed for successful transitions into adulthood. The board’s “Clayton can soar to the Top” program is spearheading the effort.

Interested organizations are asked to apply. Selected partners will begin implementing TOP and hosting TOP Clubs in September. They also will receive financial support to help meet the needs of the program.

Partners are required to possess a passion for helping Clayton County’s youth, provide services targeting adolescents ages 12-19, offer programs and services that promote positive youth development, provide services to youth living in Clayton County, provide and retain 15-25 young people who will meet with a TOP-trained facilitator weekly for nine months, conduct community service learning and provide transportation as needed as well as a physically- and emotionally-safe setting.

TOP applications are due by July 17 and are available at claytoncountypublichealth.org/ccst.

For details about the application process, contact Teriwanda Hayes at 678-479-2220 or at teriwandahayes@dhr.state.ga.us.