APG Las Vegas Schedule
Alternative Peer Group Las Vegas (APGLV) schedule, Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm.
DIRTBAGS / Yoga
AA / Life Skills
All Recovery / Rebel Creators
Book Club / Fitness
NA / Game Night / End of the month Speaker
Objective: provide non-clinical peer support, which can include activities that engage, educate, and support the individual as they make the necessary changes to recover from substance use disorder.
Program Descriptions: Allows participants to relate with the Peer through similar life experiences. There is a shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment between participant and Peer. The Peer’s mentor the participants by encouraging, empowering, and assisting them in their recovery and achieving the different goals they have for their life.
Objective: To offer support in a group setting where peers can share their addiction recovery experiences with an emphasis on the hope and healing, regardless of the substance or behavior that is at the root of our addiction.
Program description: Introduce adolescents to all pathways to recovery so they can navigate and take responsibility for their own recovery. Create bonds and comradery through sharing each-others experience. Encourage positive peer pressure to sustain recovery.
Objective: Introduce participants to recovery through the 12-steps.
Program Description: Encourage participants to find a sponsor and complete the 12 steps, attend daily 12-step meetings, share their experience strength and hope with their peers and remain abstinent.
Objective: Empower participants to become their best self.
Program Description: Utilize books with strong female/male roles to find similarities and differences to their own lives. Discussion on what the character could have done different/better, and also what she did right/good. Expression of self through different activities like learning positive self-talk, painting, writing, vision boards, etc.
Objective: Learn to express oneself through creative outlets.
Program Description: Express emotions and feelings through different art forms such as; poetry, painting, drawing, vision boards, and a variety of crafts.
Objective: Learn basics of cooking and do it yourself projects for home.
Program Description: Allows the participants to work together as a team to create and learn different recipes to make on site and take home to their families. Life skills also encourages them to have fun creating home décor crafts such as potpourri, bath bombs/salts, wall décor, changing lightbulbs, hanging shelves, changing locks and door handles, installing appliances, mounting televisions ETC.
Objective: To aid participants in relaxation, assist in the body’s natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is also said to induce deep relaxation, help people cope with difficulties, relieve emotional stress, and improve overall wellbeing.
Program Description: Participants will participate in a Recovery Reiki circle led by a certified Reiki practioner once a month.
Objective: Learn how to calm the mind and body through movements and mediations.
Program Description: Participants will learn yoga poses, breathing, and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and help them understand how to identify and manage their feelings.
Objective: Learn about proper nutrition, proper workout techniques, and how to have fun being active.
Program Descriptions: Participants will learn what a nutritional diet consists of. They will also join in team building and mood enhancing workouts such as; relay races, sports activities, and in house workouts with resistance bands, kettle balls and other sports equipment.
Objective: Have fun by creating dialogues and team building through a variety of games.
Program Description: Participants enjoy a variety of games that will help them better get to know one another, build and grow as a team, and create better communication and problem-solving skills. Some of the games include card games, board games, trust activities, ice breakers, sports, video games, and more.
Objective: Learn how to become mindful of the present moment to help ease one’s stress of life.
Program Description: Practice concentrating focus in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.
Objective: Empower participants through personal and physical experiences utilizing horses.
Program Description: Participants experience a hands-on approach under the supervision of a mental health professional and an equine professional. The participants are given the space to project and analyze their situations, make connections, and find their own solutions. Since the solutions are personally experienced in conjunction with intellectual understanding, they tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting.
Objective: Learn, express, and create through movement.
Program Description: Learning and creating new dances to help improve the condition of the heart and lungs, increase muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness, create stronger bones, improve coordination, balance, agility and flexibility, improve general and psychological wellbeing, and promote better social skills.
Objective: With rigorous training, interpersonal dialogue and expression, and the acquisition of goals through dedication, the social circus has the ability to alter the lives of at-risk youth. Autonomy, solidarity, self-esteem, physical fitness, communication, and adaptability are some of the skills learned and practiced.
Program Description: Through the dynamic approach of art-based education, the “Social Circus” seeks to expand the opportunities of and teach valuable skills to marginalized youth. The Social Circus recognizes and values the role of art and culture as powerful agents in the education of at-risk youth, producing knowledge, and promoting the interchange of ideas and experiences, impacting society and the public organizations responsible for youth education.
Objective: Focuses on technique, discipline and conditioning that fosters communication and teamwork among their peers.
Program Description: Learn basic boxing skills and techniques. Class includes calisthenics, shadow boxing, bag work, sparing and basic self-defense.
Objective: Participants will communicate through speaking, listening, and writing for different audiences and purposes.
Program description: Participants will write with clarity, purpose and creativity. Producing short story scenes that include use of imagery, characterization, and elements of plot development.
Objective: Participants will engage in fun and exciting recovery-based activities with their peers to promote a meaningful and sustained recovery.
Program Description: Recovery Jeopardy, Recovery Bingo and 12 Step activities (participants find creative ways to implement various steps in different games).
Objective: To inspire young people to succeed in a global economy.
Program Description: Junior Achievement is the largest organization dedicated to educating students in K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands on programs. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
Objective: Participants will get the opportunity to receive specialized training to gain understanding and skills to acquire a job, driver’s license or general knowledge to lead healthy lives.
Program Description: CPR, DMV Training, Sex Ed, Health Card Training ETC.
Objective: To expose participants to service work and community outreach through volunteering at various Non-Profits in Las Vegas.
Program Description: Participants will volunteer at various non-profits in Las Vegas and provide vital services such as feeding the homeless, help organize merchandise that raises money for housing and treatment, raise donations for various food and clothing drives, and work side by side with community partners at events to raise awareness about prevention, recovery and services.
Objective: Help participants to identify and fulfill their life potentials through a holistic self-analysis approach. Providing guidance and assistance on how to set positive life goals and achieving them. Enabling people to build on their confidence, feelings of self-worth through mentoring support.
Program Description: Each workshop is designed for participants and provides exercises to promote self-awareness and focus on specific areas of your life: physical, spiritual, emotional, financial, and especially recovery. It empowers youth to take responsibility for their actions and decisions and encourages positive relationships through open dialogue around these issues with their peers.
Objective: To create a meaningful learning opportunity, particularly for students who may otherwise be disengaged with traditional learning environments through film making.
Program Description: Film Making for Young Minds is designed to introduce adolescent students to the fundamentals of film making over an 8-week period. Film making provides opportunities for students to authentically work through challenges, develop a plan, and complete a project among peers with a tangible finished project, a film of their own creation.
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