Youth Services

Project P.E.A.C.E (Promoting Education Access, Compassion and Engagement

Project P.E.A.C.E.  is a coordinated, multi-discipline and innovative Minority Youth Violence Prevention II approach to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. The project services address: public health, education, and public safety concerns; disparities in access to public health services; social determinants of health; and risk and protective factors.  This four-year project provides services to 100 youth who receive core services that include: Academic Education, Healthy Relationship Education, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mentoring, Work Readiness Capacity Building, Community Policing, and Holistic Case Management. We partner with the Milwaukee Police Department, U.W. Madison’s Pre–College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellences (PEOPLE), Milwaukee High Schools, and Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Ph.D., President & CEO, JCF LLC, who is conducting an impact evaluation.

Healthy Relationship Education

Since 2006, CFSS has offered Healthy Relationship Education and Healthy Marriage Education to individuals who are economically disadvantaged and at higher risk for negative relationship outcomes. CFSS facilitates a variety of evidence-based curricula for youth and adults in schools, after-school settings, community and faith-based settings, and in correctional centers.

Youth Education
  • Guidance on navigating the world of teen relationships
  • Lessons in self-awareness, future direction, and planning
  • Topics such as maturity, goal-setting, peer pressure, date violence prevention, communication and conflict management
  • Topics such as attractions, infatuation, intimacy, and realistic concepts of love
  • The nature of romantic attractions

Safe City MKE

The Center for Self-Sufficiency (CFSS) Safe City MKE project serves at-risk youth, grades 6 to 12. The program integrates group mentoring, personal development through indoor/outdoor experiential learning activities including a combination of horseback riding, hiking, ATV adventures, canoeing, zip line, outdoor theatre, go carting, and skiing, as well as healthy relationship and sexual risk avoidance education.

To learn more about these program, contact LaKesha Reid at 414-270-4679.