More Steered Straight Student Assemblies


This motivational assembly is designed specifically for 5th, 6th, 8th and 12th graders as they prepare to embark upon new chapters of their lives, which can be both confusing and exciting. This presentation discusses cornerstones for the transitional periods between educational and developmental stages. In doing so, it better prepares students to navigate and enjoy the next phases of their lives.

Alternatives to Violence – This is an anti-violence assembly that addresses personal and social issues related to anger, aggression and violence. This presentation underlines communication with trusted adults as a deterrent to violent and aggressive behavior. The speakers incorporate real-life experiences that encourage students to use their voices, not their fists.

T.A.G. or Truth About Gangs – A gang awareness and prevention assembly that discusses the harsh realities of gang involvement, including personal costs and legal consequences. It demonstrates how drastically gang migration has expanded in recent years, while illustrating how to avoid such dangerous associations.

MAN – UP – An assembly for male youth who need help in how to “Move Away from Negativity.” This presentation explores the unique crossroads young males face in the 21st century, while emphasizing the pertinence of responsibility, accountability and courage.

Special Programs

Steered Straight’s special programs are intensive, eight-week courses designed to tackle certain issues unique to the targeted population. All program curricula are founded in the principles of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, as they incorporate consequential thinking and self-defeating beliefs. At the middle school and high school levels, participants’ progress is recorded via pre- and post- test psychological questionnaires.

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T.A.G. or Truth About Gangs – This gang abatement program addresses the harsh realities, and even harsher consequences, related to gang involvement. Participants are taught how to distinguish positive groups from gangs, while learning how to attract positive forces and avoid negative behaviors. Lesson plans are constructed around the six pillars of character education: Fairness, Respect, Caring, Trustworthiness, Citizenship and Responsibility.

Ending the Cycle – This curriculum-based program is designed specifically for children of incarcerated parents. Its mission is to teach participants that intergenerational incarceration is a self-fulfilling prophecy, not a pre-determined destiny. Lessons integrate character education as the foundation for social, emotional and behavioral protective factors that can prevent children from following in their parents’ criminal footsteps.

MAN – UP – Our “Moving Away from Negativity” program features a curriculum program that is geared toward male youth and focuses on positive influences, both internal and external, with the aim of fostering success, promoting education and helping to develop a healthy lifestyle.