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Kimberly Burgess-Neloms
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P.O. Box 967
Alabama A&M University
Normal, AL 35762


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C Y F A R - T M I

[Children, Youth and Families At Risk Program - Teens Making Impact]

About TMI

Teens Making Impact (TMI) was created to empower youth ages 15-18 in group settings with the skills they need to make wise decisions and to help them become productive citizens. TMI is offered by Urban Affairs New and Nontraditional Programs of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and funded through a grant from the USDA Children Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) program.

TMI Program Requirements:

Upon enrollment youth agree to do the following:

  • Participate in twelve interactive lessons with an Extension Educator
  • Complete enrollment forms including pre/post assessment
  • Participate in all group activities such as role play, food demonstrations, and group presentations
  • Participate in a community service project

Benefits to Participants

  • There is no cost to participate and participants receive a certificate of attendance upon program completion
  • Youth will have an opportunity to participate in the annual Teens and Tweens Empowerment Conference

The Teens and Tweens (TNT) EmPOWERment Conference is the statewide culminating event of TMI that is held on the campus of Alabama A&M University each year in late June. Youth and adults attend a series of workshops by professional speakers and engage in other enriching activities.

The objectives of the Teens and Tweens EmPOWERment Conference are to:

  • Provide quality leadership and learning experiences for youth
  • Provide opportunities for youth to gain knowledge about college life and career choices
  • Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Provide opportunities for youth to develop self-esteem and social skills
  • Recognize and reward youth for their participation in the TMI program