David White/The Detour Program
The DETOUR Program is designed to assist adolescents as they attempt to navigate through middle school, high school, and all of the challenges that come with that process. It is a transition program with two distinct tracts: the “Alternate Route” is a diversion program, and “My Life” is a prevention program.
The Alternate Route program is a diversion program targeting juvenile offenders and those with behavioral health diagnosis between the ages of 13-17. This program is ten weeks in length and offers mental health treatment, creative, innovative group interventions, and family support systems. After the initial ten week “Alternate Route”, they also provide their 500-hour Reentry Prep which is specifically designed to prepare offenders to be productively involved in their communities and society. The goal of the program is to prevent incarceration and repeat offenses, improve academic performance, and address previously unidentified family stresses that contribute to the youth’s behavior. The “My life” series is another innovative tool used by the DETOUR program to address adolescents involved in risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol use, bullying, teen pregnancy, STDS, and delinquent behaviors – which are all “barriers to their success”. The “My Life” series is broken into three phases and each phase is four weeks in length using a small group format.
Pete Patel/Suwanee Business Alliance
Suwanee Business Alliance fosters the success of local business owners with a serious mind to grow while creating relationships for the future. Founded in 1999, the Suwanee Business Alliance was formed when a group of Suwanee-area businesses banded together to foster communications and commerce among its members, and to help the Suwanee community grow and prosper.