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Institute for Relationship Intelligence: Changing Minds, Transforming Lives

The Institute for Relationship Intelligence reaches thousands of teens each year in urban & suburban areas of NY/NJ with messages of healthy relationships, self-leadership and service to others. In the last decade, I.R.I. has reached more than 120,000 youth, helping them to focus on achieving their future dreams and avoiding the traps that could endanger their lives and goals!

Since 1998 when I.R.I. began to offer educational and after-school youth development programs in Jersey City and Paterson, birth rates among unmarried 10-19 year-olds in Jersey City and in Paterson dropped by 30% (1998 vs. 2001-2011). In demographically similar communities which had no risk avoidance education, the reductions were only 11% during those years. Overall, births to unmarried girls ages 10-19 in New Jersey dropped 21% in these years.

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OUR PROGRAMS

  • Free Teens Youth Development
    Since 1998, Institute for Relationships Intelligence  has reached more than 100,000 students in the NY/NJ area with Relationship Intelligence Education about Self-Leadership and healthy relationships, both in the classroom and in  after-school programs. Related websites include Lovesmarts.org.com & freeteensyouth.org.
  • Presentations to Young Adult Singles
    Relationship Intelligence education has also been given to thousands of young adult singles at colleges around the country. Visit  www.Lovesmarts.org for more information.
  • Presentations to Young Adult Singles
    Relationship Intelligence education has also been given to thousands of young adult singles at colleges around the country.
  • Presentations to Parents
    Relationship Intelligence education for parents of teenagers has also been given to thousands of parents and community leaders at Parent-Teacher Organizations, Kiwanis, Rotary and other service organizations. Visit www.FreeTeensYouth.com & www.lovesmarts.org for more information.
  • Imani Story Musical
    Imani: a Daughter’s Story tells the story of Imani, a 14 year-old entering High School, who is tempted to lie to her parents so that she can go to the party of a college student she likes. While this musical is full of both humor and heart rending drama, it also has a few lessons for parents and teens alike. Video trailers from the play can be seen at www.Youtube.com/user/ImaniStoryMusical  or  www.Facebook.com/ImaniStoryMusical.