Contigo is a free gang prevention and intervention program for youth and families in the Marinovich Park Neighborhood. It follows a wrap-around program model which combines successful gang prevention, intervention and family and community development strategies. With this unique approach, it provides youth with skills that helps them make positive and healthy decisions to resist a life of gang violence, drugs and advance their education.
The program consists of the following five components:
After school program and summer program
Evidence based parenting educational workshops consisting of the popular Guiding Good Choices (GGC) curriculum
Family bonding activities
Parent Leadership Committee (PLC)
The City of Watsonville Contigo program is another example of the City's commitment to strengthening the relationship within each participating family and in term fostering an open collaboration between participating families, and the community in order to improve the quality of life in Watsonville.