Is my organization ready to be a Certified Replication Partner for Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®)? Certified Replication Partners are the members of an elite group of youth development practitioners that are trained by Wyman to deliver and replicate TOP® in their communities. Our Certified Replication Partners are the foundation of the National Network and are committed to delivering TOP® with fidelity with the goal of achieving high outcomes with teens.

If you share our vision and values, we invite you to perform a simple self-test to learn if you are ready to become a Certified TOP® Replication Partner.

  1. Are you willing to follow the TOP® fidelity model?
    • Meeting once per week for a minimum of nine months
    • Utilizing the TOP® curriculum weekly
    • Maintaining one trained TOP® facilitator per TOP® club
    • A minimum of 20 hours of Community Service Learning per youth per year
    • Maintaining a ratio of no more than one TOP® facilitator to 25 teens
    • Conduct Wyman’s pre- and post-surveys for teens and facilitators each year
  2. Have you secured or identified a funding source, which will cover start-up and first year of operational expenses?

The network cost to become a TOP® replication partner is $26,000 in the first year and $6,000 in subsequent years (to serve up to 50 TOP® Clubs). The initial fee includes training one person in your organization who will be able to train TOP® facilitators; up to 10 sets of TOP® curriculum; a bi-annual site visit; certification within TOPnet; and access to Wyman’s data/evaluation tool for each TOP® club. Operational costs for each TOP® club typically range from $500 to $640 per youth per year.

If you answered yes to the previous questions, you fit Wyman’s preliminary qualifications to be a certified replication partner! Please follow the next steps, below.

  1. Download and thoroughly review the Partnership Deck. Certified Replication Partner fees can be found on page 18.
  2. After reviewing the Partnership Deck, download and fill out the TOP® Certified Replication Partner Application.
  3. Sign and submit Letter of Intent.
  4. When Wyman receives your signed Letter of Intent, you will be sent an acknowledgement with a username and password to access the TOP® Grant Portal.
  5. The grant portal provides access to information and documents to assist you in writing your grant.
  6. Once you are funded, Wyman will contract with you as a Certified TOP® Replication Partner upon remitting appropriate fees.
  7. The Wyman Institute will work with you to offer technical assistance and schedule your training and delivery.