Inspire Youths Mentoring Services Inc. is our 501c(3) non-profit organization that offers therapeutic mentorship and education for youth and families. Offering workshops, educational curriculum, and parenting support to engaging youth and families on the importance of behavioral health. Our support aims to bridges the gap in culturally responsive education to meet the need of youth and families in marginalized communities.
Our program model provides a peer lead atmosphere where youth and families are using their lived experience to safely express and communicate amongst themselves. Using our peer model youth and families benefit from social interaction and natural supports to create long-lasting relationships to help people develop their own goals, create strategies for self-‐empowerment, and take concrete steps towards building fulfilling, self-determined lives for themselves.
Certified Youth Peer Specialists (CPS-Y) offer peer support, which is a specialized therapeutic interaction conducted by self‐identified current or former recipients of behavioral health services who are trained and certified to offer recovery support and assistance. They assist others in their recovery goals, including attaining and managing stable homes and pursuing employment and/or educational goals.
Real Drug Education for Teens is the nation’s first harm reduction-based drug education curriculum for high school students.
Safety First empowers students to make healthy decisions about alcohol and other drugs by helping them:
Use critical thinking skills to access and evaluate information about alcohol and other drugs.
Learn decision-making and goalsetting skills that help them make healthy choices related to substance use.
Develop personal and social strategies to understand and manage alcohol and other drugs.
Understand the impact of drug policies on personal and community health.
Tip of the Iceberg
Non-traditional Anger Management that goes beneath the surface to address the suppressed emotions which often presents as anger.
Tip of the Iceberg offers students the tools to develop their emotional vocabulary, making them better communicators of their thoughts and feelings which often presents as anger.
Recognizing and understanding anger styles and triggers.
Learn the difference between being aggressive, passive and assertive.
Develop emotional regulation skills to reduce the anger outburst.