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PROJECT GOALS

  • Improve healthy relationship skills in teens and young adults.

  • Improve the well-being of vulnerable students.

  • Improve financial literacy skills.

CURRICULUM APPROACH 

Hope for Miami's Ready4Life project will implement two Dibble Institute evidence-based models: Relationship Smarts 5.0 and Money Habitudes. Hope for Miami has received approval and authorization from the Dibble Institute to implement these

combined approaches.

NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED

Youth in certain neighborhoods of Miami experience higher rates of poverty, school failure, criminalization, racism, family dysfunction, and health challenges. These Adverse Childhood Experiences impact their ability to flourish as successful adults. By addressing healthy relationship skills and financial literacy, Ready4Life can change the trajectory of their transition to a healthy and successful adulthood. 

TARGET POPULATION 

Ready4Life will serve teen students, primarily those in grades 9th and 10th who attend a school or reside in Miami-Dade County, FL. Note that the majority of youth in Miami are Black or Hispanic, and are often adversely affected by minority health disparities. 

SERVICE DELIVERY  

Ready4Life will be delivered primarily in school (during the school day) in 15 one-hour sessions. This delivery model will give us time to administer the pre and post-tests necessary for our evaluation plan, delivering no fewer than 12 instructional hours.  

 

PROGRAM REACH

In year one, 300 students ages 14-24 will receive Ready4Life services, while in year two - five, an additional 600 youth per year will be reached. Over the five (5) years of the project, a total of 2,700 youth will complete 90% of the sessions with this program model. 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

A Stakeholder Advisory Board will meet quarterly to guide the project and plan for its sustainability. Evaluation Independent services will be subcontracted to the Behavioral Science Research Institute (BSRI).

ADAPTATIONS 

Ready4Life does not plan to modify or adapt the core curriculum. However, some sessions will be delivered during the school day with additional program sites that operate after school or during the summer. 

OUR PROGRAM SUMMARY

To learn more information, contact Crystal Harley at crystal@hopeformiami.org or

786-388-3000.

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Funding for this program is supported by grant #90ZD0018 from ACF. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

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