Parent Opportunity Program
 
 CWAH continues to be encouraged by the impact of its Educational & Developmental programs for both  youth and their parents. Our Parent Opportunity  Program offers a variety of educational workshops and classes to help families become more self-sufficient. GED, Career Assesment & counseling,, Family Therapy and individual counseling periodically, SELF Help workshops,   Job Readiness, Fitness Training, Nutrition, Financial Literacy, Credit Repair and First Time Home Buyer Workshops, and health and wellness classes ; Breast Cancer, Healthy  Heart  and Mental Health Workshops also Non - Violent  Summits for youth and parents. 
 
Our Summer Enrichment programs offer youth and their parents an opportunity to have fun while they learn a new skill in various classes such as STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Computer Science, Health, Nutrtions, TAI Chi and Fine Art. 
 
Review of the Missouri  Juvenile Offenders Recidivism 2009 Jouvenile Court Report relates 31% of African American youth return to the attention of juvenile authorities through an act of recidivism. African American youth has the highest rate among all race categories. This report also cites that the rate of recidivism for junvenile offenders peaks between the ages of 13-15. Relating to the four behavior related factors, two that stand out for our organization are school related factors for recidvism, below average or failing an moderate to severe school attendance problems. A number of observations incliude the relationship of these variable to recidivisim is likely mediated by socioeconomic and family relationship factors.
 
Our experience shows that the Prental Management Style, Mental Health History  that include substance abuse and weak support or no positive role models for many children/youth strongly influence negative behaviors.
 
Our objectives are that this program will improve self awareness and self-esteem, offer instruction to improve awareness and how to improve the health of our youth by the way they purchase and prepare foods offering substitution for high fat, sugar laden products, and the importance of exercise on their well being. Learn computer skills, powepoint, media techcnology and engineering to understand the value of education and study our history as it relates to where they are today, and explore what they will need to be sucessful in the future, in order to become productive citizens.