Based upon a mission to enable teens from disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful lives and build strong…More communities, the Wyman Center is nationally recognized for its successful adolescent development models. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recognizes this center as one of only 28 adolescent development programs pre-certified as eligible for federal investment.
Through the years, Wyman teams took the best teen support theories and wove them into a program to build fully prepared young adults. The Wyman approach consists of four key components: interactive peer group experiences; engaging curriculum that is relevant and challenging; community service learning opportunities; and strong support from adults as positive role models.
Summer programs occur at the Eureka-based Wyman Center, but the other programs are conducted throughout the school year via elective courses and after-school programs. Some teens participate in programs that are designed for multi-year development.
Wyman's Teen Outreach ProgramTM (TOP) is a national program for teens that currently is being administered in more than 400 organizations and schools in the United States, Virgin Islands and United Kingdom.
The center is a member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, and is managed by a board of directors. Private and corporate donors help fund Wyman's programs.