ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
SERVOL’s Adolescent Development Programme (ADP) has achieved considerable success in helping to empower and encourage adolescents. Over 44,000 young people have passed through this programme and have emerged with self-confidence and new hope for the future.
The programme is designed to support learning by helping the student to become more focused. It is currently administered in 12 Centres in Trinidad and caters to 25-30 trainees with assigned instructors who have followed an intensive Teacher Training Programme at SERVOL. The ADP continues to be a very effective programme in giving young people the tools to become productive, caring and responsible citizens.
The key objectives of this three-month programme are:
To develop self-understanding and a positive attitude in young people 16-23 years old
To build self-esteem and develop a sense of confidence and hope for the future
To enhance numeracy and literacy skills
To prepare adolescents for skill training programmes by instilling positive values of hard work, discipline, co-operation and self- worth.
The ADP uses the S.P.I.C.E.S. curriculum which comprises of:
Spirituality – This seeks to help the trainees acquire a healthy concept of a Higher Power, greater than oneself.
Physical Education – To help them better understand and respect their bodies, especially to encourage more responsible sexual behaviour and parenting decisions.
Intellectual Work – To enhance listening, reading, writing and computing skills.
Creative Work – To instil self-confidence and boost self-esteem through hands-on craft, public speaking and rap sessions.
Emotional Awareness – To assist adolescents with understanding and connecting with their feelings so as to help develop mature emotional expression.
Social Awareness – to promote team work and encourage volunteerism with their community, for example: - elderly, handicapped, toddlers, etc. so as to:
- Prepare the adolescent for family life and parenting
- Develop greater social tolerance
- Give an awareness of environmental issues
ADP’s Rap Sessions
Rap Sessions are brief discussions held with a group of trainees to get their views and opinions on a specific topic which is selected either by trainees or Instructors. The purpose of these sessions is to arm trainees with information that will allow them to make informed decisions and to freely express their opinions.
THE A.D.P. IS A MANDATORY PRE-REQUISITE FOR SERVOL’s SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMMES.
Arima Regional Life Centre
Tel. No. 1 (868) 667-1481
Barataria Hi-Tech Centre
Tel. No: 1 (868) 675-2285
Beetham Life Centre
Tel. No. 1 (868) 623-6234
Chaguanas Regional Life Centre
Tel. No. 1 (868) 655-4083
Diego Martin Regional Life Centre
Tel. No. 1 (868) 637-2865
El Socorro Regional Life Centre
Tel. No. 1 (868) 674-7285
Forres Park Life Centre
Tel. No. 1 (868) 659-2431/3781
La Romaine ADP
Tel. No. 1 (868) 653-9810 / 653-5402
Pt. Fortin Life Centre
Tel. No. 1 (868) 310-3271
St. Andrews Regional Life Centre
Tel. No. 1 (868) 668-4357
Nan Sheppard leads a class for the Adolescent Development Programme at SERVOL's
Beetham Life Centre
We also provide certification for facilitators of the Adolescent Development Programme. Interested? Contact:
Ms. Joanne Peters
Head – Training Department
SERVOL Life Centre
Phase 3, Beetham Gardens,
Tel. No: (868) 627-9183