Founded by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion and purpose to serve at-risk adolescents, Transitions Life Skills Development helps to transform the lives of today's youth by teaching them the core life skills that will help them successfully transition into adulthood.
Transitions Life Skills Development (TLSD) is committed to educating, equipping, and empowering adolescents with necessary life skills to become productive community members.
We envision a world where our communities are strengthened through transforming the lives of young people, by instilling in them core life skills that will help them successfully navigate and overcome difficulties in life as they transition into adulthood.
We believe all girls can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Transitions Life Skills Development program is designed to equip young people with the social and emotional skills that enable them to cope with the demands of everyday life and inspire them to build confidence and make intentional decisions.
Improve problem behaviors as evidenced by increasing interpersonal skills and overall improved self-development of the participants.
Improve decision-making skills as evidenced decreasing drug use, gang involvement, truancy, as evidenced by reducing at-risk behaviors, thereby reducing entry and recidivism rates within our juvenile justice systems.
Improve educational outcomes for at-risk youth as evidenced by improved school attendance, behavior, and academic achievement.
Maximize the potential of each participant to help elevate them, as evidenced by them achieving self-sufficiency becoming productive community citizens.
Why It Matters
Girls face social pressures and conflicting messages about how they should act and who they should be. Our girls bear witness to a society of excess and celebrity, and everything they see, thanks to a totally new world of social media, fuels their frenzied quest to be “somebody” – anybody but who they are. This sets them up for a lifetime of striving for some distorted illusion of perfection while never feeling good enough. It is our desire to impart self-worth and purpose in teen girls and for them to know that they have true beauty from within. We need to have healthy-decision-making women in the future.