We exist to empower teens from hard places to reach their full potential.
We aim to rebuild foundational trust in youth who have faced abuse, neglect, or related traumas at home or through the system by connecting them with an audacious and intentional community of relational resources.
We believe their passions are legitimate, their dreams are attainable, and their wisdom is priceless. We aim to play the long game in their lives by intentionally creating a safe space that engages the mind-body-and-spirit of each young person who walks through our doors.
This work is about creating the right conditions for youth to thrive. We introduce every young person to our Journey to Independence. We understand that this journey is not linear, and we support our youth as they grapple with ups and downs. Our goal is to meet each youth where they are and walk alongside them.
Gathering information through the intake process to better understand root causes of behavior and begin to form relationships.
Meeting foundational needs and advocating for youth at home, school, and beyond in order to decrease disruptions.
Identifying goals and creating an action plan with a young person.
Establishing a foundation for independence using skill development, career exploration, and building a community of supportive relationships.
Focusing on post-secondary education, job coaching and training, securing economic stability, and maintaining relationships.
Provides ongoing relationship building, one-on-one support through life's ups and downs.
Designed to develop confidence, self-awareness and cultivate positive peer relationships in group settings.
Facilitated group coaching space where cohorts of youth reflect on experiences and deepen relationships with each other.
Connecting young people to existing resources in the community and filling gaps as needed.
Unique workshops, trainings and enrichment programs designed to build life skills, financial skills and promote independent living.
Education assistance, job coaching and training.
The thing about kids in the system is that we react to abnormal situations in a normal way yet we get the label of bad kid. That's what happened to me...