Alternative Suspension is a resource at the disposal of junior high schools, offering them support for students who, for different reasons, are on the verge of or are temporarily suspended from the school they attend.
The goal of the program is to decrease the number of repeated suspensions by offering young people an opportunity to transform the time they spend on suspension into a positive experience fostering self-development and self-reliance, in an environment that encourages self-esteem, the acquisition of social skills and the promotion of self-respect as well as respect for others; all of which is accomplished through educational workshops, individual interventions and group activities.
The project was conceived in such a way that it intervenes in the overall issues that can arise for young people who find themselves suspended from school (occasionally or repeatedly).
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For the local coordinator please call (902) 462-4041 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org