Using research-based curriculum, community service learning and the experiential learning model, 4-H BASES provides small group facilitation and mentoring relationships to help youth develop and maintain life skills and protective assets. These experiences may be structured as activities, explorations, or community service projects.


City of Raleigh Youth Development Initiative

This program is designed to serve high risk and gang involved youth in after-school recreation and leisure services and summer enrichment programming. Program elements  include assertive engagement, recreation services, and enrichment programming designed to deter youth from anti-social attitudes and behavior and promote protective factors in participants.



CORRAL’S mission is to pair rescued horses with at-risk girls to promote healing, transformational growth, and ultimately, lasting life change.  While each girl participates in all five components of the program, the Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) component is at the heart of the program’s mission.  EAL is a form of experiential learning that teaches self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and social management through interactions with horses in both one-on-one and group sessions.  Mentors act as facilitators and to guide the participant through refection and change.


Juvenile Literacy Center

This program provides one-on-one tutoring and small group classes for youth who are court involved or at risk of court involvement.  Tutoring sessions focus on developing basic literacy skills and improving academic performance.  The program also includes life skills instruction.


Haven House – Juvenile Diversion Team

This program responds to many of the undisciplined and status offense complaints from law enforcement, parents, and schools, among others, through the use of a juvenile diversion team. This team works intensely with these youth and families to identify and meet their needs through the implementation of several evidenced based approaches and

best practice models.  Youth are diverted from the juvenile justice (including detention center usage) and court system, reducing the burden of cost and other resources to both the state and county for youth that are very low risk to the community, but often use a lot of the court system’s time.


Haven House- Second Round

The Second Round program uses boxing, weight training, and other forms of exercise to teach youth teamwork, self-discipline, time management, leadership, healthy living, and other pro-socialization elements.


Haven House- Wrenn House

Wrenn House offers residential and crisis intervention services to young people, ages 10 to 17 years, who are runaways, homeless, or otherwise in crisis. Walk-in counseling services and telephone crisis counseling services are offered to any youth or family requesting the services. Wrenn House is open and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.


Haven House- Community Service

This program provides opportunities for community service work to earn money to pay restitution to victims and a means to hold young offenders accountable for their behavior to the community and to victims.


Haven House- Skills 4 Success

This program is a skill building program for Wake County  middle school and high school students  who may be at risk for out of school suspension or are currently on short or long-term suspension.  The primary focus is to provide interventions that specifically target the behaviors that are contributing to the in school disciplinary problems.


ReEntry- Teen Court

Teen court teaches accountability, consequences, and learning about the mechanics of court/legal processes.


Family Resource Center – Parenting Wisely

Parenting Wisely is an evidence-based, service model program that teaches parents and their 10-17 year old children important life skills to prevent juvenile delinquent behavior and reduce family conflict. The program focuses on delinquency/truancy, defiance of authority, stealing, vandalism, bullying, domestic violence and substance abuse.