In 2015, Bethany was awarded a one-year grant from the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice to expand the TOP ® model to support youth with truancy issues. The program was named 3-D; or Decisions Determine Directions. However, it is informally known as 2 Legit 2 Quit, as it is a more appealing to youth. These services offer youth a continuum of holistic support services that builds on the TOP class curriculum to meet youth at their level and provides additional supports. The program serves a large variety of youth with different demographics.

The model is evidenced-based and trauma-informed and has the following five components: 1) class cohorts in which youth participate in 16 weekly youth development classes 2) community service learning where youth identify and plan a community project 3) individual case management—which allows them the opportunity to create goals, 4) mentoring from adults with similar interests, and 5) ancillary events.

Contact: Brian DeVos 616-254-7717

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