How We Work
ARCS-SPAN assists at-risk and undersupported adolescents and young adults ages 15-25 yrs. Potential participants (ARCers) are referred to ARCS-SPAN by individuals, organizations, educational groups, and other community partnerships. Potential ARCers may also directly contact ARCS-SPAN.
Potential ARCers meet with ARCS-SPAN staff to learn about ARCS-SPAN, determine if it is the right fit for them, and enroll in the Initial-ARCer Resilience Course (I-ARC).
In the I-ARC program, ARCers meet one-on-one with an ARCS-SPAN mentor to complete the ARCS-SPAN curriculum and resilience training. The I-ARC program is tailored to the needs of the ARCer and typically occurs on a weekly basis until completed.
Following the I-ARC Program, ARCers receive ongoing support (Trek Support) from ARCS-SPAN mentors to help them reach their personal goals and adapt to evolving life circumstances. Trek Support includes one-on-one meetings, individualized education, and connection to community resources. The duration of Trek Support is determined through collaboration between the ARCer and ARCS-SPAN.