Evidence-Based Recognitions

Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) has been implemented successfully with diverse communities and in both urban and rural environments. The program is designed to meet the developmental needs of middle and high school teens in a variety of settings, including in school, after-school, through community organizations or in systems and institutional settings. Independent research reviews by federal agencies and organizations have recognized TOP for its evidence-base. Listings include:

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review
  • U.S. Department of Justice –National Institute of Justice, CrimeSolutions & Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning – CASEL
  • Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
  • The California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)
  • Advocates for Youth – “Programs that Work”
  • Horizon International Solutions (Yale University)
  • National Collaboration for Youth
  • National Dropout Prevention Center
  • Rand Corporation – Promising Practices Network
  • Youth.gov

TOP has received CASEL’s highest designation for high-quality SEL programming.

TOP has been recognized as a Promising Program by Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development.