Program Name: Family Ties Initiative (FTI)
Award Amount: $110,000
Project Description: The mission of Camp Farthest Out, Inc. (CFO) is to provide youth and their families with educational and recreational experiences that nurture constructive personal and relational attitudes, values, and skills. CFO offers a series of programs, such as Strengthening Families Program (SFP), which is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) evidence-based program. CFO will implement the Family Ties Initiative (FTI), which builds upon SFP. FTI will foster networking, peer-to-peer learning, and skills building in youth and family-centered spaces. The purpose of CFO FTI is to provide family-centered training t5at will improve parenting skills, family relationships, social competencies, professional development, and personal resilience that reduces delinquency. FTI is aligned with the first priorities, specifically supporting youth-centered family strengthening and multi-generational initiatives. FTI will conduct 15 sessions that include training, workshops, field trips, family team building exercises, and social engagement.
The Program will offer 15 youth ages 6-18 educational and recreational experiences that will foster networking, peer-to-peer learning, and skills building in youth and family-centered spaces.