Our mission is to provide culturally competent educational and arts-based programs and services that build culturally aware, self-reliant youth leaders and communities. To fulfill this mission, we develop and support educational and arts-based initiatives.
Individuals are transformed through our work and programs. These individuals, in turn, transform their communities.
We evaluate students in each class to determine their level of understanding and their progress. We consider 50% or more of our students with the ability to exhibit a Knowledge of Self to be successful. We count assessment values 3, 4, and 5 as successful. Check out our 2021-2022 results.
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of students complete a social advocacy project or performance in each program
youth engaged through more than 5 workshops & curriculum-based programs each year
discovered a new interest to persue
Apply African-centered practices as problem-solving tools to transform thought and behavior
Develop and deliver evidence-based programming to support the development of knowledge of self (basic understanding of self from a cultural, historical, familial, communal, and social perspective) in Black and Brown communities
Amplify youth voices through engagement in arts and culture demonstrations
Organize culturally-affirming community events and activities for all ages
Partner with organizations that align with our mission and values to further our work and achieve our vision