The Bismarck TOP (Teen Outreach Program) today was lead around the school to assist in some cleaning duties. They were helping by wiping down lockers, doorknobs and walls. This program is advised by Caroline Drake and Ryan Gregory. Last year was the first year for the TOP club at Bismarck School District.
The St. Francois County Health Center and the MoDHSS have started this evidenced-based program to change behavioral outcomes for teens. TOP is an all-around youth development program that focuses on developing life skills, healthy behaviors and a sense of purpose in youth. TOP has shown to lower the risk of school suspension, course failure and dropout rates in youth across the country.
Below you will see some of our diligent TOP participants actively working to improve the school. Great job everyone!!