Strategic Intervention for High Risk Youth (SIHRY) Program
To support a family mentoring and enrichment program for middle school youth from the East Side of Bridgeport who are at risk of academic failure, truancy, criminal behavior and substance abuse. SIHRY family mentors provide a minimum of six months of services to youth, mostly Latino, identified by school staff, probation officers or police. They make home visits, monitor the youths’ academic performance and behavior in school, link families to local services, attend school and treatment planning meetings and take youth and families to cultural and recreational activities to enrich their lives. The goals of this program are to increase the social and decision-making skills of youth at high risk of delinquency and to help improve the relationship between parents and children.