MPOWRD times MPOWRD, the Ultimate Challenge to Lead
This program originated from our 18 year old young adults, who wanted a transitional opportunity for meetings once they left high school. The format of the meetings is the same, but the attendees will be specific to ages 18 through 24, and will be a place to launch young adults into the world of 12 step programs.
The curriculum within the MPOWRD program has proven to be relative to all ages, from teens to young adults, and is translated by each individual to fit a particular time in life. Therefore, each question and discussion is translated within the community that comes together to offer support and share life experiences.
Guidelines for meetings:
1-There must be a trained facilitator at each meeting. This person is responsible to make sure that the program is followed as designed and that the fidelity is in place. The facilitator is also responsible to record meetings through the Teen AA data base. This gives the organization a chance to publicize where meetings are being held, to offer assistance when needed, and to maintain the consistency of the program for ongoing support.
2-Leadership for meetings is transferred throughout the group as formally designed. Once a person has attended several meetings, and feels comfortable leading the group, leadership becomes an opportunity.
3-Meetings must be held through an organization, such as: a college or university, a faith-based organization, a state agency for behavioral health support, or a community support agency. This rule is in place to assure the consistency and reliability of meetings.
4-MPOWRD2 is an opportunity for young adults to create a momentum of positive change as young leaders. Meetings will provide the opportunity to “stand up and be heard,” to be part of a positive change for their own generation, and to lead all youth to a vision of opportunity and hope.