YOUTH AT THE THRESHOLD OF LIFE
Serving educators by helping them to advance our Youth at the Threshold of Life curriculum — a value- and character-development curriculum, which includes emotional development, decision-making and relationship-building training
Youth at the Threshold of Life (YTL) is an equips, empowers and unleashes our future generation. YTL helps youth become mature adults— relationally, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
YTL began in Hungary in 1994 and now is used worldwide. What is listed below is what it can become in the United States. Some schools are already making plans with us in American cities!
YTL is a social-science curriculum aimed at youth – ages 13-18. It focuses on character and friendship development, as well as drug and sexually transmitted disease prevention. It began in Hungary in 1994 and is now in hundreds of Hungarian public schools nationwide. From Hungary it has grown and been adapted for use in over 60 countries.
YTL is an accredited educational program of CRU Hungary (a faith-based non-profit), and has been sponsored by the Ministry of Education (Hungarian Parliament), the National AIDS Coordinator of Hungary and Hungary’s National Institute for Health Promotion (NEVI). Our curriculum is accredited by the Ministry of Education, YTL grants 30 post-graduate credits toward the educators’ ongoing education requirements.
YTL is a nationwide teacher’s training and support network committed to enhancing the professional and personal development of all educators working with youth – including public school, military, religious, clinical and medical educators.
YTL is a multi-faceted program that contributes to the lives of middle, high school and college students, educators and other professionals working directly with students. We seek to care for and resource them in such a way as to help them grow personally and professionally – helping them to balance all dimensions of life while emphasizing the importance of their spiritual area.
YTL is an international program. YTL has partnership with Youth at the Crossroads, which began in the fall of 1995 with the help of YTL staff and the National Institute of Public Health in Hungary. As of 2018, YTL is in over 60 countries.
1. TRUE IDENTITY: “I’m valuable!”
Increase students’ self-esteem by strengthening their sense of dignity, by helping them base their self-image on solid foundations, by teaching them skills to intelligently control their emotions, and by developing their character.
2. INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS. “I’m important!”
Develop students communication and relationship skills.
3. MOTIVATING GOALS. “I’m capable!”
Empower students to pursue their future by helping them to discover their significance, abilities and roles they can play in life and in society. Also speak frankly about the dangers and traps that await them on their journey.
VOLUME 1: TRUE IDENTITY
(18 Lesson Plans, 3 Reading Assignments.)
- Me and My Self
- Me and My Emotions
- Me and My Character
VOLUME 2: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
(16 Lesson Plans, 6 Reading Assignments.)
- The Power of Relationships
- The Beauty of Relationships
- The Pain of Relationships
VOLUME 3: MOTIVATING GOALS
(16 Lesson Plans, 4 Reading Assignments.)
- Setting and
- Reaching Goals
- Avoiding Traps
- Withstanding Pressure