SWAG Success with Adolescent Goals New Mexico Department of Health
The program is designed to help young people to set and achieve positive goals for their lives, make positive contributions to their communities and to engage in positive health behaviors, including postponing sexual involvement. The program will focus on issues around values, relationships with family and peers, life skills, and sexuality education. In addition, students will participate in service-learning activities under the supervision of an adult mentor. The aspect of the program will also involve facilitated reflection that connects meaningful community service with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility.
Goal 1: Increase knowledge of STDs, skills in dealing with stress and depression, conflict resolution skills, and reduce their likelihood of fathering or parenting a child.
Goal 2: Host a SWAG Parent Orientation event, encouraging parents and guardians to participate throughout the program.
Goal 3: Have students complete 15 hours of service-learning projects under the supervision of an adult mentor.