For Young Adults & Children: Rockland Success Team

Rockland Success Team is a life skills program that teaches young people in grades K-12 how to resist peer pressure and make healthy decisions.

Rather than lecturing on the dangers of smoking and using drugs, we create “teachable moments” in school whereby students can enjoy a snack and have informal conversation with the Team about difficulties that they are facing in relationships, in school, and at home.

Since the conversation is driven by whatever is on their minds, it is meaningful to them – and they come back!

In addition, we offer community workshops, youth trips, classroom presentations, and mentoring programs.

Rockland Success Team has received several awards – including the Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award – and was recognized by the National Mental Health Association as an “excellent example of innovative and effective programming.”

Collaborators

  • Rockland County Legislature
  • Rockland County Dept. of Mental Health
  • United Way
  • East Ramapo Central School District
  • BOCES School District
  • Dominican College
  • RC 21st Century Collaborative for Families and Youth
  • Spring Valley Kurtz Civic Center
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Office of Health and Human Services
  • Center for Social & Emotional Education
  • POW’R Against Tobacco
  • MHA NYS

Fee

There is no fee.

For more information about Rockland Success Team, please contact:

Marcella Amorese
Children & Family Services Director
Children/Family Services
845-267-2172, x324
amoresem@mharockland.org