The Browne Center

Browne Center

At-Risk Youth (New Directions – Experiential Diversion program for Teens)

New Directions provides teenagers with an experiential diversion program that equips them with the skills needed to better handle the stressors that put them most at-risk. At-risk youth include students with behavioral issues manifested in: absenteeism, high levels of disciplinary action, poor academic performance, bullying, and substance abuse.

Experiential exercises and challenge course elements are customized for your students’ specific goals and needs.  Activities are intentionally sequenced to create a progressive, learner-centered program that meets middle and high school students where they are at developmentally.

Participant outcomes include:

  • Improved communication, refusal skills, and relationship-building skills
  • Increased perception of competence and self-worth
  • Increased confidence in making decisions and setting goals
  • Increased self-reliance and coping skills
  • Increased ability to manage self, choose healthy risks, resolve conflicts, and problem-solve

"As the director of a youth development program, I enthusiastically support the work of The Browne Center. My students are always challenged to exceed their current team skills, in a supportive and warm environment. As the feeling of mastery is key to a young person’s overall success, The Browne Center’s staff consistently encourages each child’s efforts to succeed." - Youth Program Director

The Browne Center has been providing innovative experiential learning programs since the early 1980s. We provide a wide range of programming from comprehensive trainings to shorter one-day sessions. Our learning programs evolve to meet the needs of our clients and our diverse client base allows us to draw upon best practices from a variety of disciplines and remain sensitive to specific needs and outcomes.

Creating a dynamic program based on your group's specific goals is our approach with every single client. We can provide an action-packed program to meet your needs – whether you are coming together as a new group, integrating new members, building positive group relationships, addressing specific behaviors, or striving for performance excellence.