Crew 121

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Teen Mentoring Program

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A youth connection program designed specifically for 11 to 15 year olds.

We know that teens want connection.  Just one additional positive adult in your life can make a difference in your ability to problem solve, make decisions and be generally resilient to life circumstances.  Crew 121 offers a way to make this connection with an adult as well as with a small group of positive peers.  These One-to-One connections can be a key player in your success as a young adult.

In addition to personal relationships, participants will be given access to homework tutoring and an opportunity to challenge themselves with new experiences in their community.  By modeling and teaching, the Crew 121 Leader is able to help you build all the skills needed to be a positive part of our community.  We want to teach you ways to chase your dreams and contribute to the world.

Crew 121 accomplishes all of this through social gatherings – keeping teens engaged, entertained and challenged. 

Crew 121 offers Homework Club twice each week, a social event once per month and one-on-one sessions with each participant – usually as a lunch time shared with them at school.

Homework Club includes tutoring on specific assignments or subjects, learning effIMG_2430_zps2de8edb4ective study skills and a chance to collaborate with peers and learn from one another.  The social events can be anything from movies, to bowling, trampoline parks, sporting events, or hikes.  During this time, we teach life skills such as how to handle money, talk to clerks and strangers, and community etiquette.  These outings also offer opportunities to connect with peers and the Crew Leader.

Similar to how young children learn best through play, teens learn through new experiences and interactions.  This group is a place for teens to experience positive people and events.  The Crew Leader is Jenica Edwards.  She has worked with kids of all ages all across the world and has been the Director of Young Peoples’ TeenCamp since 2013. TeenCamp is Young Peoples day camp for 11 to 15 year olds.   She is focused on building relationships with teens and their families to provide that connection as well as resources.  The partnerships and bonds she builds with teens extend to the entire family.

2015 Session Schedule

2015 Session 1: August 31st – November 6th, $275

Event: September 18th – Movie and Ice Cream
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Cinemark for Scorch Trials (price included), Bring money for concessions and Cold Stone afterwards

Event: October 10th – Fly High Trampoline Park
11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Fly High jumping cost included, bring money for Jim’s Wings afterwards.

Event: October 31st – Halloween Slumber Party
6:00 pm – 9:00 am
Wear a costume for trick-or-treating! Pizza dinner, root beer floats during a scary movie marathon and breakfast will be provided.

Homework Club – Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
September 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th,November 4th

2015 Session 2: November 9th – 20th, $50

Event: November 20th – Colorado Eagles Hockey Game
5:30 – 10:00 pm
Game is at Budweiser Event Center, ticket prices are included, bring money for dinner.
Homework Club, Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
November 11th and 18th

2015 Session 3: December 7th – 18th, $50

Event: December 12th  – Ugly Sweater Party
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Holiday cookie baking, ginger bread house making, ugly sweater contest and bring a gift for our White Elephant gift exchange!

Homework Club, Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
December 9th and 16th

The following 25-item psychological resilience scale was developed by Wagnild and Young in 1993 and is what we use to measure the success of our program.  Each question is answered by the participant on a scale of 1 -7 between “Disagree”, number 1, and “Agree”, number 7.  Each of the answers is weighted.  We share the questions with you here to give you an idea about the outcomes we perceive will be accomplished by our program.  We will ask each participant to fill out the questionnaire before and after each semester.  The responses will be anonymous, but the data about the changes we are making will be made available to everyone.

  1. When I make plans I follow through with them.
  2. I usually manage one way or another.
  3. I am able to depend on myself more than anyone else.
  4. Keeping interested in things is important to me.
  5. I can be on my own if I have to.
  6. I feel proud that I have accomplished things in my life.
  7. I usually take things in my stride.
  8. I am friends with myself.
  9. I feel that I can handle many things at a time.
  10. I am determined.
  11. I seldom wonder what the point of it all is.
  12. I take things one day at a time.
  13. I can get through difficult times because I’ve experienced difficulty before.
  14. I have self-discipline.
  15. I keep interested in things.
  16. I can usually find something to laugh about.
  17. My belief in myself gets me through hard times.
  18. In an emergency, I’m somebody people generally can rely on.
  19. I can usually look at a situation in a number of ways.
  20. Sometimes I make myself do things whether I want to or not.
  21. My life has meaning.
  22. I do not dwell on things that I can’t do anything about.
  23. When I am in a difficult situation, I can usually find my way out of it.
  24. I have enough energy to do what I have to do.
  25. It’s okay if there are people who don’t like me.

Download these documents to learn more and get started!

Crew121 Handbook

Crew121 Fall 2015 Schedule

Crew 121 Registration Fall 2015 (parents fill out)

Crew 121 Participant Application (participant fills out)

Crew121 Code of Conduct (participants and parents to fill out)