Liberty Partnerships Program offering free spring enrichment courses

SUNY Sullivan’s Liberty Partnerships Program is offering spring enrichment courses.


People in Mind of New York 

Be Proud, Be Responsible

American Sign Language for Beginners


People in Mind of New York

  • Instructor: Darrin Raynorfor
  • More info:
  • Times/Dates: Starts Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Program will run for 12 weeks every Wednesday ending on April 28, 2021.

About the course: 

Youth Development: 

During our weekly sessions, I will focus on youth development and critical thinking skills.  I will challenge our youth to think about their experiences that will assist us to create a positive environment for youth today.

Topics to be covered:

  • Leaders and followers
  • Social and emotional awareness
  • How to challenge youth to critically think
  • Why physical and mental health and wellness is important
  • How do we model behavior to support youth development

Additional sessions will focus on creating a one-page document that supports youth social and emotional wellbeing by taking the information from our previous sessions.

This document will play a major role in discussing techniques and strategies to give youth tools to continue to build to support youth in our schools and local community.

This one page document will be shared with all students; staff in LPP, all leadership from the school districts the students are from, and a copy for the students that helped create the document.


  “Be Proud! Be Responsible!” Virtual After School Enrichment Program ( led by LPP and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York)

Times/Dates: Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. –  4:30 p.m.  Program will run for 12 weeks every Tuesday ending on April 27, 2021.

 Programming will also include Adulting Component 2 activities to help youth increase their social and emotional skills, and will promote health and personal development.

Topics may include- Team Building, Healthy Relationships, General Social Skills, LGBTQ

Be Proud! Be Responsible!

Curriculum Overview:

Be Proud! Be Responsible! is a seven-part curriculum that provides adolescents with the knowledge, motivation, and skills necessary to change their behaviors in ways that will reduce their risk of pregnancy or contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. To change behavior, adolescents need not only information and a perception of personal vulnerability, but also the skills and the confidence in their ability to act safely. The curriculum consists of six sessions and has been evaluated and recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as a “Program That Works.”

Types of Activities

Be Proud! Be Responsible! consists of a series of fun and interactive learning experiences designed to increase participation and enhance learning. Activities include educational videos, trigger films, role plays, condom demonstrations and other exercises. Most activities are brief, lasting no more than 20 minutes.

  •  Introduction: Anatomy
  •  Module 1: Introduction to HIV and AIDS
  • Module 2: Building Knowledge about HIV
  • Module 3: Understanding Vulnerability to HIV Infection
  • Module 4: Attitudes and Beliefs about HIV, AIDS and Safer Sex
  • Module 5: Building Condom Use Skills
  • Module 5.5: Birth Control Options
  • Module 6: Building Negotiation and Refusal Skills
  • COVID Information and Precautions

American Sign Language for Beginners Virtual After School Enrichment Program

Dates/Times: Starts Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Program will run for 12 weeks every Thursday ending on April 29, 2021.

American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that uses signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. ASL is the primary language of many North Americans who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing.

​Deaf and hard-of-hearing people are cut off by so many people because of communication barriers. If you were in a situation where you wanted to partake in a conversation with a Deaf or hard-of-hearing person, you would most likely struggle to convey your thoughts to them as well as understand what they are trying to convey to you. By not being able to communicate, you are cutting yourself off from a potentially enriching or beneficial interaction with someone who has a different life experience and/or perspective than you. Plus learning ASL opens up many job opportunities and is FUN!

This is an introductory course that will run for 12 weeks one hour per week from 3 to 4 pm on Tuesdays. It uses selected readings, visual recordings and interactive online activities to help students understand and respond to simple questions and statements in ASL. To demonstrate ability in signing skills, students will be asked to record videos of themselves. Students will also build their knowledge and understanding about Deaf culture and history. This course is designed to ensure that students develop competence to communicate effectively and interact with cultural understanding of the Deaf community.


To apply for any enrichment course, please download the Liberty Partnerships Program application and reach out to your guidance counselor. 

Disclaimer: This event is sponsored by the partners listed in the event above. It is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Monticello Central School District. Monticello Central School District is distributing this information as a public service. Any marketing materials regarding this event were reproduced by the sponsoring group(s) at no cost to the school district