Project Venture Youth Leadership Program (PVYLP) is a new and exciting evidence-based prevention program of Alternatives Counseling Services. Designed to provide opportunities for youth grades 6th through 8th, This intensive year-round program promotes specific problem-solving and leadership skills that are nurtured through interactions with the community and the natural world.
The Project includes elements of positive youth development, service learning and outdoor adventure implemented in a specific sequence with complexity increasing throughout the year. Native American culture and traditional values are introduced, reinforced and modeled throughout the program providing youth with traditional teachings that are meaningful and relevant. Program activities are designed to help youth explore their creativity, imagination, determination and leadership. In a fun and challenging way, youth gain confidence in their abilities, relate to others and better understand the community around them and their place in it.