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Date Smart

Date SMART, a supplement to SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood, holds important lessons for Club members ages 13 to 18. This program helps teens learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse.

"The ultimate goal for DateSMART is to stop dating violence before it begins. During the preteen and teen years, young people are learning the skills they need to form positive, healthy relationships with others. This is an ideal time to promote healthy relationships and prevent patterns of relationship violence that can last into adulthood. In addition, this program builds trust with the staff and participates on a deeper level. In this program we refer to each other as brothers and sisters to teach accountability, responsibility and to look out for one another when they are not in the clubhouse. We are not just members, we are FAMILY."

-Wynter Parham
Date SMART Program Facilitator