Youth Support Services
In support of the LYFE program, the Kuya/Ate program as well as the CCAP
Network will serve as the primary source of volunteers.
The Kuya/Ate program is a mentoring program, which is intended to encourage high school students to pursue and prepare for college as well as provide positive role models for the youth. These Kuyas and Ates are influential role models that will be dedicated to advise and guide the youth. Under this program, qualified college students and young professionals who provide advice and support for the; some participate in the on-site mentoring program and others in the on-line mentoring program. On-line discussion is also available on topics such as student health, family concerns, and college life. From the experience and information gained in this program, FAHSI is developing a list of frequently asked questions about college to benefit young people.
The CCAP Network (Community, Children and Parent Network) is a collaborative network of various community stakeholders, parents, volunteers and youth whose objective is to promote, enhance and improve social conditions for the youth. Community meetings will be held to educate the community of different issues in that effect the youth, as well as provide resources for the program. Bilingual Counseling and Referral Services As part of its ongoing services, FAHSI provides family counseling referral services to young people and families in distress, particularly young people facing difficulties with family, school, or other psychosocial problems, such as mental depression, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and gang involvement. In addition to referrals, special group counseling on teen relations and conflict resolution are part of the Peer-to-Peer Support Network sessions.