PGCCCP provides circles for youth groups as a diversion alternative used by the juvenile legal system, or by school officials seeking to use a preemptive alternative for students with attendance and behavioral issues that may negatively impact their education. A youth group would be between a minimum three and maximum twelve youths. We do approximately 6-8 circle sessions with the group, more if necessary or if the youth would like to continue. The parents and youth will go through an intake call process with the circle keeper, although only the youths will be attending the circles. Lesson plans for the circle will correspond with the information received in the intake call. The nature of the circles can be anything such as art, poetry and writing, sports, music, college prep, resume writing, anger management, etc. The intake calls will let us know if a resource person (counselors, artists, educators, etc.) should be invited to the circle to assist with the lessons. The lesson plans will culminate in an assignment each youth will need to complete by the final circle. This assignment will be something tangible the youth can use moving forward, such as but not limited to a resume or an admissions essay. As with all of PGCCCP's services, participation is voluntary, confidential, and can be terminated at any time. If a youth chooses to end participation before completing the cohort, his or her case will be returned to the referral source.