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Youth Programs

Find about more about the different youth programs offered at the Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services located in Berlin, Maryland. Each program is specially designed to fit the needs of the Youth in Worcester County, Maryland.

image of Children of the Berlin Youth Club painting around a table with leis

Children of the Berlin Youth Club painting around a table with leis

BERLIN YOUTH CLUB (BYC)

BYC is a program designed to offer meaningful cultural, educational, and wellness experiences to children during out of school time. The Berlin Youth Club believes that each child has the ability to harness their strengths and achieve great things within their own community. The BYC aims to identify and highlight these strengths in each child, allowing them an opportunity to shine as they explore the world around them through meaningful activities. Above all, the BYC teaches that respecting ourselves as well as others is the key to success.

STRENGTHENING ADOLESCENT GIRLS WITH EDUCATION & SUPPORT (SAGES)

SAGES is an innovative program that helps adolescent girls who are experiencing difficulty or conflict in their homes or schools. The goal of the program is to enhance the abilities of each girl, so they are able to take full advantage of their talents, academic interests, career pursuits, and relationships. Program evaluation has demonstrated that SAGES has had a significant positive impact with 100% of the girls making improvements in the areas of personal strengths, interpersonal relationships, family functioning, handling emotions, and school functioning.

STRENGTHENING ADOLESCENT BOYS WITH EDUCATION & RESOURCES (SABERS)

The transition from childhood to adulthood, beginning with early adolescence, is an exciting and challenging period impacting individual youth at different rates and manifesting in different behaviors. For some young men this can be a time of great social stress and a struggle to understand their place at home, school, and in the community. It is important for them to develop both the self-confidence and sense of responsibility required to make the best decisions during this transformation period. SABERS embraces the individuality of each youth creating unique programs balancing the desired goals for each young man with those of the group.

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