The Teen Outreach Program®

Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) is an evidence-based best practice program specifically designed for teens in 6th to 12th grade. Guided by an engaging and relevant nine-month curriculum, TOP® reduces the risk of problem behavior while promoting healthy choices and empowering teens to lead successful lives and build strong communities. This cost-effective approach is grounded in contemporary research and nationally recognized as a program that delivers real results.

Wyman’s TOP® works by providing communities, organizations and schools with a tested framework for creating or enhancing local youth development efforts. There are three essential goals from which every teen can build a foundation of success. Those three goals are: healthy behaviors, life skills, and a sense of purpose.


Wyman’s TOP® curriculum is packed in four age and developmentally appropriate levels, and includes:

  • Values Clarification
  • Relationships
  • Communication/Assertiveness
  • Influence
  • Goal-Setting
  • Decision-Making
  • Human Development and Sexuality
  • Community Service Learning

Leading researchers recognize Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) as a program that delivers real results. The program is grounded in contemporary research and theory regarding the developmental, social and educational needs of young people. It’s proven highly effective in increasing school success and protecting youth from risk factors that contribute to school dropout and teen pregnancy. TOP® is featured as a “best practice” or evidence-based program proven to work various lists from experts in the field.

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