Chill Out – Living Above the Influence

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Today’s youth are presented with major challenges—often without the skills or resources to tackle them. To cope with the pain they turn to unhealthy means. Chill Out is a program that helps teens between the ages of 12 and 20 gain valuable life skills to help them reach their full potential while also providing them with a safe, open place to express themselves. Chill Out helps build self-esteem and confidence, encourages good choices, and presents alternatives to gang involvement and substance abuse. Our sessions focus on improving attitude, overcoming depression, the importance of education, anger management strategies, healthy relationships, developing assertive communication skills and healthy boundaries, and more.

The program is held on Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center from January to October with one session in November (schedules are shared during the first session). Each session is designed to focus on the 41 developmental assets* adopted by Chill Out as the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help youth lead healthy lives. Chill Out is a great opportunity for teens to get civics points or sign-off on community hours for school or probation while gaining valuable life skills. Sessions are led by Dori Prado, founder of Chill Out, or by local agencies.


Session Descriptions

    • Chill Out Introduction: Straight from the Heart

    • Motivation Through Positive Goal Setting

    • Self Esteem: Eggs & Attitudes

    • Healthy Boundaries & Relationships

    • Conflict: Dealing with Dragons

    • Look the Part: Self-Care

    • Family Values

    • Life’s Choices & Consequences

    • Giving Back

    • Getting A Job: Youth Employment Workshop

    • Money Management

    • Session Series Are Welcomed: Led by Local Agencies.


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