Over the past 10 years, teenagers have found themselves experimenting more, engaged in negative activities, and struggling to successfully complete high school. The Tree of Dreams program on the second floor of The Laura Richardson Houghton Corning Youth Center offers a free inviting place separate from the younger kids for teens to engage in fun educational enrichments, meals, and a place to hang out and unwind.
Some of the offerings are opportunities for prevention education classes and or Teen Intervene (a brief intervention) to assist teens to remain abstinent from substances. These programs help teens make better choices, change the culture around them, and help them become successful. We offer a tutor to assist in homework help, SAT prep, writing, college applications, and a Young Adult Book Club.
We also teach general life skills such as balancing a checkbook, applying for a job, and writing a resume. Along with various arts, science, and history educational enrichments with partnering agencies. Our staff has been committed to giving back to the community and the population of teens within that community.
What we Offer (Partnered with 171, Science & Discovery, and Heritage Village among other organizations):