Seasons of Change, Inc. is a community based, grass roots organization organized in 2009, with the philosophy of ”Impacting our community from the Inside-Out.” After the initial inception, Seasons of Change soon found that adolescent pregnancy, STD/STI, gang violence, and truancy was an overwhelming problem in Dallas and Tarrant counties, and implemented the Community Changers Project, from lessons learned, best practices and successes of other youth serving organizations.
The Community Changers Project, from lessons learned, best practices and successes of other youth serving organizations. The Community Changers program activities are designed to provide an intervention that promotes improvement of the overall health and well-being of adolescents, ages 10-18 years, welfare reform, career planning, character and leadership development to adolescents in preparation for self-sufficiency before engaging in sexual activity, and healthy relationship skills in preparation for a healthy and long lasting marriage.
Over the course of six years Seasons of Change has partnered with over 50 organizations, educated ninety-one (91) community and faith-based organizations and 10,600 unduplicated adolescents ages 10-18 in curriculum based classes as we as taught 1,738 parents and other associate relationships (e.g. teachers, health-care providers and youth leaders) who care for adolescent have participated in Community Changers program activities. These positive youth development activities also allowed Seasons of Change to educate approximately 5,647 adolescents and parents and other adults attended community rallies and the annual summits with a message that combated teen pregnancy, truancy crime and other risk behaviors.
This impressive outcome exceeded the projected increase in program participants by 15% is largely attributed to Community Changers collaborative partnerships and the media marketing campaign, word-of-mouth and the programs from school administrators, parents and adolescents.