Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills and given the opportunity to practice these skills during real play activities (playing sports, board games, etc.).
Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
Enrollment is limited. Classes start on May 6, 2013 and are held on Monday evenings at Center for Companies That Care, 954 W Washington Blvd, Suite 430 Chicago, IL 60607. Regular attendance is imperative. Parent participation is required.
At the end of each school year, AIM High recognizes all participants in a celebration with mentors, students and their families. Every student is recognized for completing another year of AIM High and coming one step closer to college success. Additional awards are given out for outstanding attendance, engagement, homework completion, dedication and self-advocacy. Additional highlights include student speeches delivered by the finalists of the annual AIM High Speech Writing Contest. Graduating seniors reflect on their AIM High experiences, advise younger students and recognize their mentors.
Location: New Zion Church, 1950 W 13th Street, Chicago, IL 60608