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ARISE Foundation824 US HWY 1 Suite #240North Palm Beach, FL 33408Phone: (561) 630-2021Fax: (561) 630-2790
CONTACT: EDMUND BENSON
Office 561-630-2021Cell: 305-582-1460FOR RELEASE 02/05/09
ARISE Foundation to provide critical life skills certification training to staff members of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Summary: Life Skills Instructors learn how to conduct lively group discussions and activitieswith at-risk youth, creating a mentoring relationship between juvenile justice staff and the youngpeople in their care.
North Palm Beach, FL –The nonprofit ARISE Foundation will be conducting the ARISE two-day Life Skills Certification Training February 10
for staff of the ASAP juvenilesubstance abuse facility. The training will take place from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 1015 MarWalt Drive, Building 100. This
intensive training session teaches participants working with someof the neediest kids in the state how to conduct ARISE interactive group sessions with the youthin their care.The ARISE Life Skills Instructor Certification program is part of a comprehensive approach togetting at-risk youth back on track. The freshly-certified instructors emerge from training withconfidence and a thorough knowledge of how to engage troubled youth in active groupdiscussions and awaken their sense of creativity, cooperation and self-worth. Not only are staff members taught how to build relationships with kids that rebel against authority figures, but theyare also provided with the innovative ARISE life skills curricula. The ARISE library consists of hundreds of books designed to educate youth who may have trouble reading and writing. Eachbook is designed to appeal to learners of every age and scholastic ability. The pages are easy toread and packed with attention-grabbing activities that teach valuable life skills such as angermanagement, substance abuse prevention, interview and job search skills, health and hygiene,STD awareness and much more.Agnes Boyd, a volunteer at the Miami-Dade Community College North Campus, went throughthe Life Skills Certification Training. She praised the program for its multifaceted approach.“The ARISE course was very well put together,” she said. “This class even taught me leadershipskills and the importance of teamwork. It was great.”For over 20 years, ARISE has operated as a developer and publisher of Life Management Skillscurricula and staff training programs. Designed originally to reach at-risk, incarcerated youth in