Who is this program for?
This program is designed for all ages.The class for youth is called “TAGIT” (Teaching A Generation In Truth). This class is formatted for ages 13-17. During the course of this class we will address questions like “What are right choices?”, “What makes right, right and wrong, wrong?”, “How can I make right moral choices 100% of the time?”Our “Truth Matters” class is formatted for ages 8-12. We address the same questions and issues during the course of this class as we do our “TAGIT” class. The only difference is it is designed for the younger ages.The other class is “Parenting by Grace”. In this class we address issues that parents face while raising children. Our purpose for this class is to equip every family with the necessary resources to build a foundation that nurtures, strengthens and produces a thriving family unit.
What are the requirements to attend this program?
The requirements for entering the program are:
- The entire family must commit to participate.
- An application must be completed by the young person(s) and a general application must be filled out by the parent(s). And returned to the church office. See links to applications below.
- There is a $25.00 registration fee. This covers the entire family. However we work with those families that want to enter the program, but cannot pay the registration fee.
When is the program?
The program goes in seven-week intervals. The classes are conducted on Tuesday nights. They begin at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm.
Where is the program located?
The program and its classes are a part of the ministry of Gulf Coast City Church a non-denominational church, but are conducted at Family of Faith Community Church located at 428 Racetrack Rd. across from Publix.
How can I get an application?
You can pick up both the youth application and the general application for parents at the following places:
Gulf Coast City Church
339 Shannon Court
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone #: (850) 226-7147
Department of Juvenile Justice
111 NW Racetrack Road
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32547
Phone #: (850) 833-3789
School Resource Officers at each of the High Schools in Okaloosa County
You mean the Courts recognize this program?
If your child has recently been in trouble with the law and has been assigned to the Department of Juvenile Justice as part of his/her community control he/she can be given along with the family the option of attending the “TAGIT” program. If this option is chosen then he/she is mandated by the courts of Okaloosa County to attend all classes. They can receive up to all required community service hours assigned as part of their community control. Ask your DJJ caseworker or your aftercare case worker about further details.