Brighter Futures Initiative
The Brighter Futures Initiative program offers prevention and intervention activities and works closely with the Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) and Youth Services Department to organize long-term and short-term prevention activities, recruit young participants, and conduct programs, most of which will occur in the Youth Center facility.
The BFI encourages youth ages 12 to 18 to participate in the program. BFI staff present Lifeskills Training (LST) curriculum, and evidence based programs. The goal is to directly prevent and reduce alcohol and drug use amongst youth. The BFI also aims to build interpersonal skills, adolescent self-sufficiency skills, and works to prevent youth violence and delinquent behaviors.
Family Services group facilitators incorporate the Discovery Dating curriculum, a promising practice that builds on Native American values, and the Stand Up and Speak Out program to address and prevent youth violence and bullying.
Parents or Caregivers can refer their children to participate in the BFI Program. Use the contact information provided above.