The Metro Council for Teen Potential (MCTP) is a coalition that unites the community behind proven best practices so that youth reach their full potential. MCTP members include many youth serving organizations including the City of Rochester Dept. of Recreation and Youth Services, the Rochester City School District, the Monroe County Department of Public Health, URMC and others.
MCTP convenes partner organizations, delivers evidence-based programs, conducts needs assessments, sponsors staff trainings, develops health communication media projects, promotes youth leadership, and issues reports to the community.
MCTP is part of multi-agency collaborative programs that engage youth in evidence-based and comprehensive sexuality curricula. Youth-led social marketing provides vital information and connects youth to resources.
MCTP believes that youth who are experiencing success, who are hopeful about their futures, and who are supported by their communities will make positive choices and postpone pregnancy.
MCTP values and promotes:
- a positive, optimistic view of youth;
- the cultural and religious differences of our diverse community;
- the family’s role as primary educators of their children about sexuality;
- the privacy of adolescents;
- youth and parent leadership;
- community supports that enhance the assets of young men and women, connect them to a wider world, and help them avoid risky behaviors; and
- programs and services that engage young people, that are targeted to areas of highest need, and that set out and meet clearly defined outcomes.
MCTP focuses its efforts on the City of Rochester, NY.