Affiliate Contact: Terry Allen-Jones
Over 300 Students in Broward County, FL become Agents of Change!
Ignitus Worldwide, alongside the Broward Prevention Office, the South Florida Gang Reduction Task Force, and many other agencies, presented a youth summit on May 20th, where over 300 middle school students were informed of the serious challenges before them in the gang, bullying and sexual assault arena, and taught various crime prevention skills to put into action at their respective schools. Present at the training were nine middle schools: Driftwood, Apollo, Attucks, Gulfstream, Indian Ridge, McNicol, New River, Nova, and Millennium. Four of these are official members of our Ignitus Worldwide Florida Affiliate.
Read more about this summit here.
Broward County Schools were in the forefront in participating in our pilot outcome measurement program. This effort is designed to measure improvement in youth participants:
1. Levels of self confidence, self worth, and self esteem
2. Ability to detect potential problems, prioritize them, and identify and implement preventative solutions
3. Knowledge of how to report a crime
4. Avoiding use of drugs and alcohol
5. Leadership skills
The effort also measures whether or not the school becomes a safer place.
The following “best in class programs participated in the pilot:
Boyd Anderson High School
Coral Glades High School
Coral Springs High School
Coral Springs Middle School
Flanagan High School
Glades Middle School
Hallandale Elementary School
Lauderhill Middle School
Millenium Middle School
Pioneer Middle School