Connections. Building Skills. Well-Being.
TCP showed me what real connections can look like, and that was the best part. – B.P., TCP participant
Wyman’s Teen Connection Project® (TCP®) is a highly interactive program for high school students focused on:
Teens develop authentic relationships with peers and adults, and apply new relationship skills at home, at school, and within their communities.
Teens build critical social-emotional skills, like communication and empathy, that supports the development of positive connections with others.
Teens feel well, physically and emotionally, and express hopefulness about the future.
What is TCP?
TCP is a nationally-recognized, evidence-based program that builds strong connections with others through 12 interactive curriculum lessons led by a trained, caring facilitator. Lessons focus on communication, conflict, trust, vulnerability, giving and getting support, and exploring personal strengths. Teens learn to interact, share, and create and maintain supportive social connections, fostering greater feelings of overall well-being.
TCP is a 12-14 week program designed for high school aged teens.
Annually, Wyman directly serves 120 teens attending University City High School. Wyman along with our National Network partners serve more than 500 young people in the St. Louis area and across the country.
Why do so many national and local partners choose TCP?
Because it works.
Teens leave TCP with new skills they apply to relationships outside of the program. TCP teens report:
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TCP U City Newsletter Spring 2023
TCP is supported by evidence from a rigorous evaluation conducted by UVA, published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. The study showed that TCP participation resulted in significant improvements in peer relationships, academic engagement, and use of social support to cope with stress, as well as lower levels of depressive symptoms. Read the full study here.
Check out this guest blog we wrote for the Susan Crown Exchange, discussing the importance of connections and how programs like the Teen Connection Project can help develop healthy connections and increase social coping and academic engagement.
View our TCP Logic Model.