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Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

Program Overview


Original Developer: Brenda Hostetler

Model Developer and Purveyor: Wyman


Program Summary

The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) promotes the positive development of adolescents through curriculum-guided, interactive group discussions; positive adult guidance and support; and community service learning. TOP is focused on key topics related to adolescent health and development, including healthy relationships, communication, influence, goal-setting, decision making, values clarification, community service learning, and adolescent development and sexuality. The development of supportive relationships with adult facilitators is a crucial part of the model, as are relationships with other peers in the program.


Target Population

The program was designed for disadvantaged and high-risk youth in grades 9 to 12. Suggested target population also includes middle school youth in grades 6 to 8. The program has been evaluated with African American, Latino, and White middle and high school youth.


Program Setting

The program was designed to be implemented in the school or after school setting as well as in the community for the service learning component. The program was evaluated in middle and high school settings, and in after-school and community-based settings.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Wyman Center
600 Kiwanis Drive
St. Louis, MO 63025
Ph: 636-549-1238

For training and support, please contact:

See above

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: Yes

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: Yes

Languages available: English and Spanish