Promoting Healthy Alternatives for Teens currently operates as an (single session) after school /weekend program incorporating tours of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) - Shock Trauma Center (STC), testimonials of victims and perpetrators of violence, creative self-expression through spoken word poetry theatre and role playing exercises.
The program is designed to expose the youth to the positive and negative consequences associated with decision-making. PHAT programs are interactive in nature as the youth are introduced to a variety of hospital staff and are encouraged to make inquiries regarding their respective professions.
The purpose of the PHAT tours is to:
The PHAT program works exclusively with The 5th L - creative poets performing spoken word theatre, creative poetry and role playing activities to stimulate the youths awareness of risk-taking behavior associated with violence. The 5th L has a passion for artistic expression and with their words they inspire in a positive way. Their motto, ‘never plead the 5th, but always speak the truth’ is evident in their writings and performances.
For more information, visit http://5thl.com