The "Wise Guys Club" — Taking Responsibility For Their Actions is now in its 14th year, the Wise Guys project coaches adolescent males in making healthy life choices, enjoying successful peer relations, and learning through service to others.
The Wise Guys curriculum targets young men in middle and high school — a volatile and difficult period for boys. The Wise Guys program stresses male responsibility and character building. The curriculum consists of ten components: self-esteem, values clarification, communication, sexuality, abstinence and contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, decision-making, goal-setting, dating violence and parenthood. Male students meet weekly with CIS Student Support Specialists both during and after school. They are involved in service-learning projects and are given experiential learning opportunities through educational field trips.
By fostering a sense of shared responsibility, the Wise Guys curriculum reinforces connections between the boys and school, thus improving their odds for success. Currently, Communities In Schools is implementing Wise Guys at the following schools:
Haut Gap Middle
North Charleston High
R.B. Stall High