Mentoring Program

The mentoring program serves youth, ages 6-17, in Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties. The program’s goal is to pair youth with a caring adult mentor to be a positive influence in their lives. The mentor will provide the youth with additional emotional and academic support as well as exposing them to a variety of activities and experiences they may not otherwise encounter.

Mentors are screened and trained and will commit to a minimum of one year involvement, consisting of monthly encounters and activities with the program.

This is a free program that will make a difference in the lives of the youth and the mentors.

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Strengthening Families Program Training

Strengthening Families Program

This scientifically tested curriculum:

  • Helps parents/caregivers learn nurturing skills that support their children.
  • Teaches parents/caregivers how to effectively discipline and guide their youth.
  • Gives youth a healthy future orientation and an increased appreciation of their parents/caregivers.
  • Teaches youth skills for dealing with stress and peer pressure.
The program address youth risk and protective factors:
Risk Factors:Protective Factors:
  • Aggressive or withdrawn behavior
  • Negative peer influence
  • Poor school performance
  • Lack of pro-social goals
  • Poor relationship with parents
  • Positive future orientation
  • Peer pressure resistance skills
  • Pro-social peer relationships
  • Positive management of emotions
  • Empathy with parents
Basic Topics
  • Using Love and Limits
  • Making House Rules
  • Encouraging Good Behavior
  • Using Consequences
  • Building Bridges
  • Protecting Against Substance Abuse
  • Using Community Resources
  • Goals and Dreams
  • Appreciating Parents
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Following Rules
  • Handling Peer Pressure I
  • Handling Peer Pressure II
  • Reaching Out to Others
  • Supporting Goals and Dreams
  • Appreciating Family Members
  • Using Family Meetings
  • Understanding Family Values
  • Building Family Communication
  • Reaching Our Goals
  • Putting It All Together and Graduation


LIFT CAA - Youth First

“Thanks to AJ Henslee and Rita with YOUTH FIRST through LIFT CAA and Doris Long for showing my boys a great time Fishing and having a Cookout today. They enjoyed themselves so much. Thank you all for what you do for the Youth!!!! “ Dawn Wilhite

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Mentoring Program

Doris Long
Program Director
603 S.W. “B” Street,
Antlers, OK 74523
(580) 298-2921

Branden Billy
Program Assistant

*Serving Choctaw, McCurtain and Pushmataha Counties

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This program is funded by the United States Department of Justice as administered by Youth Collaboratory.

Mentoring Program

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