Founded in 1997 by New Hope Pregnancy Care Center, OLOH shares On Point’s mission of helping teens make positive choices and avoid risky behaviors like drugs and alcohol, sexual activity and violence.
“Our OLOC program has experienced incredible expansion in recent years,” said Yaunna Higgins, executive director of New Hope Pregnancy Care Center. “In the interest of the continued success of OLOC, we have developed a plan for On Point to assume the fiscal responsibility for this program by hiring our gifted OLOC staff.”
The acquisition will add two new educators to the On Point staff who will partner with the 10 schools and more than 500 students in Cleveland and Bradley County formerly served by OLOC. The OLOC program already uses curriculum and materials developed by On Point.
“We’ve had a close partnership with One Life One, Choice for several years, and we are thrilled that they will now be part of our staff,” said Lesley Scearce, executive director of On Point. “This addition will strengthen our impact and ability to teach life skills and leadership to area teens.”
On Point has been working with middle and high school students since 1991. Before the addition of Cleveland and Bradley County, On Point reached 15,000 students each year in Hamilton, Catoosa and Whitfield counties.
On Point is a youth development program that enables teenagers, with their families and community, to make healthy choices that eliminate high-risk behaviors.
On Point teaches and mentors 15,000 local teenagers each year. For almost 20 years On Point has partnered with schools and civic organizations to provide its program to private and public middle and high schools free-of-charge.
Additionally, On Point produces curriculum and trains other organizations to implement programs in their communities. The On Point program is currently used in 40 states and four foreign countries.
For more information visit www.liveonpoint.org.