Sixth to twelfth grade students attending schools in Roosevelt and Vernal may be receiving information regarding TOP Club. TOP is an after school program that we offer at multiple schools in the area. 

 

TOP is a positive youth development program that’s offered nationwide and we are excited to be able to offer it in our rural community. TOP has 3 core content areas, skill building, developing a sense of self and making connections. Research shows that supporting youth through these areas leads to a variety of positive outcomes, including increased pro social behavior, lower levels of problem behaviors and emotional distress, and improved academic performance. TOP provides a safe and supportive environment to practice skills guided by adults who are caring, responsive, and knowledgeable. TOP was designed with social and emotional learning in mind. Social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. 

 

This year TOP will be offered at Union High School 2:45-3:45 p.m. on Mondays, Roosevelt Junior High School 3:20-4:20 p.m. on Tuesdays, Vernal Middle School 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Uintah Middle School 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

 

We’re excited to get started this year. We just completed our annual training for the program and we have learned new skills as facilitators. We can’t wait to see what service ideas the youth come up with this year and the different topics that will be discussed. TOP is a great program and I have personally seen the difference it’s started to make in our students, schools, and communities. 

 

For more information please visit tricountyhealth.com or contact Katie Scholes at 435-722-6308 kscholes@tricountyhealth.com

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