STRONGER (Sisters who Trust, Respect and take every Opportunity to be Nice, Graceful, Encouraging, and Responsible) is a program sponsored by the Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition for elementary and middle school girls. The STRONGER program helps the young ladies to take a more active interest in their health and self-esteem. Additionally, the program aids in promoting confidence and goal setting. Many of the activities/sessions are delivered through hand-on activities, discussions, and field trips.
The Florida A&M University Department of Campus Safety and Security (FAMU DCSS) assisted the STRONGER GIRLS program with their mission by conducting a safety session for the girls. On July 14, 2015, Lieutenant William Evers and Investigator Audrey Alexander directed a safety workshop at Riley Elementary School. The primary focus of the workshop was to help the young girls identify risk factors such as anything that increases the probability that a person will suffer harm. The young ladies were provided with pointers that promote the development of protective factors that would decrease the potential harmful effect of risk factors. The FAMU DCSS was happy and eager to provide services to a worthwhile program and look forward to future workshops with the group.