1. To increase self-confidence and self-worth in a challenging and supportive atmosphere where growth is encouraged and in which the positive is emphasized.
    2. To help students realistically define personal goals as each student strives to reach his/her personal best.
    3. To foster appreciation and respect for individual differences existing within a group.
    4. To develop and implement new behaviors and approaches to cope with peer and adult relationships.
    5. To learn increased responsibility and social maturity by practicing interdependent behaviors within a cooperative success-oriented framework

    1. To assess personal intellectual, emotional and behavioral strengths and weaknesses.
    2. To accept personal weaknesses as areas to be strengthened rather than excuses for failure.
    3. To define and re-define realistic goals.
    4. To develop and implement appropriate behavior and strategies.
    5. To appropriately communicate personal needs and feeling to others.
    6. To accept obstacles and setbacks as real events in our lives that are to be overcome as opposed to being excuses for quitting.
    7. To delay gratification, to focus increasingly on the consequences of behaviors and on longer-range goals.
    8. To monitor and critically appraise intellectual, emotional, and behavioral responses to environmental events.
    9. To seek help when feeling overcome rather than acting out feelings of helplessness and anger.
    10. To select among alternative behavioral strategies in order to reach personal goals.