The Zarephath Life Skills Program is designed to enhance independent living skills while promoting economic and social self-sufficiency. Each youth in the program is assigned a Life Skills facilitator who develops an individualized service plan to include goals and timelines that will address and meet the youth’s identified needs. Our Life Skills program is based on two social competency models developed by Teen Challenge and Casey Family Programs and utilizes a research-based curriculum to remediate skills in multiple areas, including: community integration, finance management, educational improvement, social skill building, character development, healthy life choices and family support. The Zarephath Life Skills program provides services to youth between the ages of 8-17 and emphasizes the strengths, interests and talents of each youth involved. The strategies of our Life Skills facilitators include both the use of modeling and positive reinforcement to help strengthen learning and promote positive outcomes.