Positive Peer Leadership Mentoring
Positive Peer Leadership Mentoring (PPLM) Program is a Researcher (E-SToPP) and Practitioner (Miami-Dade Anti-Gang Strategy Initiative) partnership. PPLM serves youth who: (a) have one or both parents in prison; (b) are suspended, expelled, or incarcerated; and (c) are reentering school, family, and community after suspension, expulsion, or incarceration. The PPLM Program is held at (a) Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and (b) Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center. PPLM program goal is to empower and prepare youth during their suspension, expulsion, or detention, as well as after their release and reentry to school, family, and community, to take an active role in learning, living, and improving society. PPLM seeks to (a) reduce or eliminate youths' involvement in violent crime, (b) increase their advocacy skills, and (c) build their capacity for civic engagement.