The Life Skills program of One Step Further, Inc. is a 20-hour program designed to provide youth ages 9 to 17 that have had difficulties at school and in the community with the resources to make healthier choices in their everyday lives.Classes are taught by trained facilitators at One Step Further, community recreation centers, and other sites throughout the community using the Botvin Life Skills Training Curriculum, an evidence-based program. Classes are offered on Saturdays and weeknights. All classes meet for 10 sessions (2 hours each), once a week. Please be aware that the wait for weeknight classes tends to be longer.
Who Can Refer?
Juveniles can be referred by court-order, law enforcement officials (including School Resource Officers), juvenile court counselors, community agencies, or parents.
To be eligible for the Life Skills program, a youth must be:
• 9 to 17 years old and enrolled in school
• At risk of delinquency or currently involved in the juvenile court system.
• Exhibiting poor behavior at home, in school, or in the community
Classes are scheduled in both Greensboro and High Point with 12-15 students. Classes are conducted Monday through Thursday (6pm-8pm) and on Saturdays (10am-12noon).
Greensboro: Glenwood Recreation Center, Windsor Center, One Step Further (Greensboro Office)
High Point: Oakview Recreation Center and St. Stephen AME Zion Church.
Youths referred to the Life Skills program will be placed in either a Junior Life Skills class or a Senior Life Skills class.
Junior Life Skills (ages 9 – 13) cover the following topics:
Self-Image & Self Improvement
Smoking: Myths & Realities
Alcohol: Myths & Realities
Marijuana: Myths & Realities
Violence and the Media
Coping with Anxiety
Coping with Anger
Senior Life Skills (ages 14 – 17) cover the following topics:
The Value of Good Decision-Making for Health
Risk-taking and Substance Abuse
Media and Health
Managing Stress, Anger, and Other Emotions
Is there a fee for your service?
There is NO FEE to participate in Life Skills classes.
JSLS Program Director
Ajar Williams is a graduate of Guilford College where she earned a B.A. in Community Justice and Policy Studies.
Ajar is a 2014 Principle Problem Scholar. A leader at heart; she demonstrates compassion and a willingness to encourage, uplift and be about change. Her extensive customer relations experience has allowed her to build lasting relationships with anyone she encounters. Ajar enjoys an active church life and caring for her young son. She is a native New Yorker and resides in Greensboro.
Phone: 336-275-3699, Ext.210
JSLS Case Manager
Quiana Collins is from a region along the lines of the coast. She earned a degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and a minor in African American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
She started volunteering at One Step Further, Inc. in November 2018 with the Guilford County Teen Court Program. In August 2019, she became the Outreach Case Manager and a Juvenile Life Skills Instructor.
She is also an educator. She admits that she once made honest mistakes, bad choices, had delinquent thoughts and performed deviant behavior, but because of the amazing grace that surrounded her and an unusual and phenomenal force that led her to attend UNCG, her mindset, behavior, and attitude changed for the best.
She believes in Teen Court's vision, which operates through a Restorative Justice Model, giving youth a second chance and allowing change to take its course. To her, it's about meeting them somewhere along the lines of where they are.
She enjoys her family and friends. She likes having her space, social life, and social gatherings. She likes trying new things, reading, traveling, riding Goldwings, and more. Most of all, smiling and having fun!
Her encouragement to you: a fish cannot live its optimum life in contaminated water. In order to do so, the water needs to be changed. The same goes for you. Change your environment and be around people who celebrate you and not just tolerate you. Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might, because there isn't anything you can do in your grave.
Phone: 336-275-3699 Ext. 216