Saving Generations, Inc is being established to provide mentoring for at risk youth ages 8-19 in the Cobb County and Metro Atlanta, GA areas. *Some sub-programs do not carry an age requirement. The program will create partnerships with the local school districts, Department of Family and Children Resources and the juvenile court system. We are a crisis prevention/intervention and mentoring program. This organziaiton is available to all youth regardless of race, color or creed. Saving Generations will be divided into various programs (more to follow as organization develops):
CUTIES: CUTIES is the central program of Cobb County CUTIES, Inc. This is where the mentor(s) meet with the young ladies and deal with topics that plague them during this age. Some topics include but are not limited to: Under age drinking, teen pregnancy, abstinence, Aids/HIV, STD’s & STI’s, coping with school/parents/friends, scholarships, college or post-secondary goals, health and hygiene. The CUTIES (Courageous, Unique, Teens, discovering their Identities by Embracing their Self-worth) have a sister department (Jr. CUTIES) to insure that delivered information is age (development) appropriate.
MEN OF GRANEUR: Men of Grandeur is the male counterpart to the CUTIES
Olive Branch: Saving Generations partner with local school systems to lend support with students who are displaying challenges. These challenges include but are not limited to: behavior, life skill sets and of course academia. We have determined that there is usually an underlying factor in why a student "chooses" to go against the grain in an adverse way. Unfortunately, the school system is limited with resources to aid these students within the general classroom setting. Parents must go to work so their availability is limited during school hours. This is where SG step in. We do our best to aid the school, the students, and the families in general by creating classroom settings so that disruptive students can attend (during school hours of course). The students are given the work designed by their teacher to complete during these sessions. If the student needs help understanding the work, they receive it. Students are also taught life skills inclusive of: respect, positive behavior, and personal awareness to build self-esteem. In cases where classrooms are not available to us, we recommend the school to allow SG to carry out the consequences of office referrals (in conjunction with school district code). Having this matter outsourced offers an additional layer of accountability to the students. It also allows room for other programs to be fostered such as evaluation of the consequences once implemented. The final component of the Olive Branch program is the availability of a staff member of SG to go into the school system as a mentor. Parents cannot always take time off of work to volunteer at the school or to sit in during the normal flow of class. We at SG offer our services to do just that. This adds an additional level of accountability which has shown to improve student behavior. The Olive Branch Program is for students of all ages as long as they are in Elementary, Middle, or High School. The school must approve Saving Generations to host the Olive Branch Program for the parent fees to be waived.
Outreach: Outreach is the division where the CUTIES & Men of Grandeur provide community service work and general fundraisers to promote the mission of the organization.
Diversion: Diversion engages youth involved in the juvenile court system.
Restoration: Restoration is the organizations involvement to create facilities that promote learning, physical awareness and family continuity (i.e. computer labs, recreation centers/community centers).
The mission of Saving Generations is the pursuit of the following principles:
Commitment: We would like to inspire pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and instill a sense of hope in the future.
Responsibility: Our foucs is to empower youth in establishing goals and following through on commitments.
Possibility: We would like to expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life's possibilities.
Support: An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. Saving Generations would like to surround young people in a caring, inclusive learning environment.
Forgive ourselves for the childish mistakes we’ve made in the past.
Make correct choices to be better young ladies (gentlemen) of the present.
Gain knowledge to be greater women (men) of the future.