H.H. Poole is proud to be the first school in Stafford County to partner with the Anchored4Life!
Anchored4Life has teamed up with Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) to bring the youth of our nation a comprehensive transition and resiliency club in accordance with School Based Programming standards and Youth Sponsorship. This club will make a significant difference in military and civilian children's’ lives by offering positive support, teaching life skills, and providing resources as they face many unique challenges. Anchored4Life will provide transition and resiliency life skills to schools, home school groups, and Child and Youth Programs. To meet the current and future needs of military families, Child and Youth Program Education Services states, “We need a consistent internationally known brand. Anchored4Life, who will provide skills, tools, and resources so that a child who is leaving Key West, Florida and arriving in Naples, Italy will be able to make a quick and smooth transition into the new school and/or community”
A4L has what researchers call the “Big Three” features of effective youth-serving programs:
- Positive and sustained relationships between youth and adults.
- Activities that build important life skills.
- Opportunities for youth to use these life skills as both participants in and as leaders of valued community activities.
These “Big Three” features are intertwined in our Club features. Anchored4Life Club features offer Team Leaders a safe environment to practice and develop leadership skills. Team Leaders work with the A4L Reps to share the Club features with the entire location. The peer to peer connection enhances the environment for youth who are transitioning and in need of enhancing or adding life skills.