The 5 Route Program

By Alvin Codner:

Mission Statement:

  • The goal of this program is to informatively elaborate (to the youth) the 5 routes a teenager potentially can take after graduating or dropping out of secondary schooling.

Vision Statement

  • Reducing youth criminal activity, preventing re-traumatization, and increasing youth self-sustainability to create a safer environment for the future.

The 5 Routes

  • ´Education

  • ´Entrepreneur

  • ´Trade

  • ´Private/Public/Voluntary Sector

  • ´Crime/Survival Mode

Educational Route

  • ´Throughout this portion of the program, participants will learn the pros and cons about all forms of higher education options, such as, 2-year community colleges, 4-year state college/universities, public/private universities, and undergraduate/graduate school.

  • ´Participants will learn if this route is needed to be taken in order to achieve their personal postsecondary school goals.

  • ´Participants will obtain the knowledge of which postsecondary schools offers opportunities related to their personal dreams such as programs, employment pipeline, internships, etc.

Entrepreneurial Route

  • ´Throughout this portion of the program, participants will learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship.

  • ´Participants will learn the risk and rewards of sole proprietorship.

  • ´Participants will learn which field of business being an entrepreneur in would be most beneficial for them.

  • ´Participants will learn the process of starting their own business by cultivating a business plan.

Trade Route

  • Throughout this portion of the program, participants will learn the benefits of learning a trade whether it deals with entrepreneurship and or pursuing a career within the private or public sector.

  • Participants will obtain the knowledge of understanding the benefits of learning the highest paying trades and acquiring higher salary jobs compared to jobs that require the traditional 4-year collegiate degree.

Private/Public/Voluntary Sector Route

  • Throughout this portion of the program, participants will learn about modern organizational theories and how organizations operate throughout the private, public, and voluntary sector.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to explore the various businesses and organizations within the different sectors.

  • Participants will also learn the difference in for-profit and non-profit organizations and what the pros/cons are for each.

  • Participants will learn what the minimum requirements and qualifications for the job they desire to obtain.

Criminal/Survival Route

  • Throughout this portion of the program, participants will learn the risk and consequences of not working a legal job, dropping out of secondary school, and participating in criminal activities.

  • Unfortunately, due to participants who undergo poverty, lack the resources to succeed in a humane fashion, and come from underprivileged communities… the criminal/survival route is commonly taken upon because students lack exposure to various ways (such as the other routes) to live a sustainable life.

  • Participants will be educated on the options they currently have after being expelled from a public school, arrested and sent to a juvenile detention center, and or sentenced to a 3 to 9 month residential program.

Organization Overview

  • Increase Self-Esteem

  • Increase Academics

  • Reduce Bullying / Cyberbullying

  • Provide positive tools for at-risk youth and families that prevent future law violations.

  • Prevent Re-Traumatization with Trauma-Informed Care Techniques

  • Decrease depression / Decrease suicidal thoughts

  • Reduce stereotypical thinking

  • Reduce anger issues

  • Decrease gang activity

  • 105 % of complete and entire attention and focus will be on youths wants/needs.

  • Shining light on the tactics and strategies to help you achieve personal, physical, emotional, and professional goals with compassionate support and logical guidance.

  • ´Provide questions to increase your problem-solving skills.

  • ´Put youth in various scenarios, point out different perspectives, and ask youth to use the skills already within them to figure out the best approach to receive the best outcome which will help them achieve what they want most in their life after being released.

  • ´Everything said either over the phone or in person during a coaching session of the program will be highly confidential and protected.

Course within the 5 Route Program

  • Entrepreneur/College Program (ECP)

  • Juvenile Prevention Program (JPP)

  • Re-Traumatization Prevention Program (rTPP)

  • Teen Technology Misusage Program (TTMP)

  • Commitment Program (CP)

  • Drug Dealer vs. Entry-Level Employee vs. Entrepreneur vs. Stealer vs. Student Course

  • Music and Media Impact Course

Entrepreneur/College Program (ECP)

  • The ECP is a program that recruits entrepreneurs and college students, with diverse backgrounds, to educate the youth (who are currently serving time in detention centers/residential programs/alternative schools) various ways on how to make money (the legal way) and or how to benefit from college.

  • The ECP Mentors may provide 1 to 4 sessions a month depending on their commitment to the program.

  • The progress will be measured by exit slips, the Rosenberg scale, etc.

  • Each session will be approximately 30 minutes to an hour.

Juvenile Prevention Program