The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP: 10-14) is offered every year to 4th, 5th & 6th grade students and their parents and/or caregivers. This program features a concurrent parent-only and youth-only hour long segment, followed by an hour long joint family segment. Interactive sessions include role playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects. The SFP: 10-14 is taught to a group of 8 to 13 families over a period of seven weeks and is held at the Galeton School. Programs have also been held in Coudersport and Shinglehouse. Anyone from any area, is welcome to participate.
These programs have been carefully selected based on compelling scientific evidence that they are effective for helping youth lead successful lives. To ensure that these programs are implemented as designed year after year, the PROSPER Team receives guidance from Penn State Extension and prevention researchers at Penn State University's Prevention Research Center.