Students today are faced with many difficult situations and decisions. The BOLD & GOLD program, addresses the growing need for support in an 8th grade student's life.
There will be one after school program for the boys (BOLD) and another for the girls (GOLD) consisting of
informative, age-appropriate presentations and discussions that promote the students to ask questions,
exchange ideas, interact with classmates outside of their normal social group and spend time together working on the skills that will aid
them in the situations they face daily.
Adult volunteers will be a part of the organizational development and coordination of the program. A Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) of selected high school students will be chosen to assist in running the program and ultimately being mentors as these students enter 9th grade. Gender appropriate parents/teachers will volunteer as chaperones throughout the evening.
Program facilitators should be from outside IMS.