CAPP: Teen Outreach Program
The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is an evidence-based, positive youth development program which promotes the healthy development of adolescents through weekly peer group meetings, curriculum, and community service learning. It is a nine-month program. The curriculum focuses on three core content areas that work together to build protective factors, reduce the impact of risk, and promote healthy development: skill building, developing a positive sense of self, and strengthening connections to others.
TOP is a licensed program that requires training of facilitators by certified trainers. ACT for Youth is a certified replication partner with Wyman Center and has two certified trainers that provide training and technical assistance in collaboration with Wyman. For information, visit TOP: Teen Outreach Program.
Successful implementation of evidence-based programs requires significant planning. Use the template below to create your implementation plan.
Implementation guidelines make clear the program developer's recommendations as well adaptations you may need to consider. Take these guidelines into account as you plan for implementation.
Prior to facilitating the program, educators must complete the Training of Educators for BPBR and the online implementation training offered by ACT for Youth. Scheduled trainings are posted on the CAPP Training Calendar:
Since TOP is a licensed program, adherence to fidelity and quality of program implementation is closely monitored. All adaptation requests need to be discussed with ACT for Youth TOP trainers and approved by Wyman. Contact your ACT for Youth Support Team with your adaptation request.
Documentation and Quality Assurance
The license agreement with Wyman stipulates that:
- Implementation data and pre-post survey data are directly entered into Wyman Connect, an online reporting system operated by Wyman.
- When implementing TOP, use Wyman pre-post surveys.
- TOP clubs will be observed by an ACT for Youth certified trainer once a year.