Adopted Teen Empowerment and Mentoring (ATEAM Program)

The Adopted Teen Empowerment & Mentoring Program (ATEAM) is designed for adopted teens in 6th through 12th grades. ATEAM provides participants with an opportunity for mutual support and self-expression through group interactions with other adopted teens. This group consists of teens and mentors who meet monthly at host sites in each region across the state. Meeting times are generally from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. one Saturday per month, with occasional weekend retreats planned. Parent transportation is required. Parent training/support groups are offered, as well. Pre-registration is required for the program, as each site is limited to 30 youth participants. ATEAM also provides an annual adoptive family and youth training seminar. 

Eligible teens are youth receiving adoption assistance who had been in the custody of a state agency. This program may not be well suited for teens who experience difficulties interacting within a large group setting. Contact the ATEAM Program Administrator for more information about ATEAM, including local activities and contact numbers for each region of the state:

Family Matters Consulting, Inc.
ATEAM Program Administrator
Chris Greer
Telephone: 770-965-9336
Fax: 770-818-5815