On January 17, the Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP) hosted a carnival day to give students of the program a fun way to compete, win prizes, and work on socialization skills and good sportsmanship.
The Therapeutic Recreation Program is an after-school program designed for at-risk youth between the ages of eight and 17. The program examines use of leisure and recreational activities in a constructive way and provides anger management training with an emphasis on developing positive social relationships.
TRP provides a safe and nurturing recreational and learning environment in which staff members challenge troubled youth to replace problematic behaviors with appropriate social skills. Increased emotional and social competency allows them to succeed not only in their educational settings, but also at home and in the community.