Transform, Empower, Impact
In order to effectively enrich the lives of our participants and fulfill the vision of our organization, we have identified 5 key target areas that our programs will focus on: health and wellness, education, community engagement, creative expression and love.
Health and Wellness
More than 15 million children in the United States live in households with limited access to proper food and nutrition. As a result, these children are at an increased risk for obesity among other health-related issues. ( State of Obesity, 2014)
In an effort to combat preventable health-related issues such as obesity, we expose participants to tools and resources that they can incorporate into their everyday living.
Our approach to health is holistic, in that we intentionally focus on the spirit, soul and body of each individual. We want to encourage our youth and assist them with understanding that the health of their entire being is vitally important. It is through this holistic approach that we are able to help our youth navigate through the everyday obstacles and challenges of life.
Minority women are the most underrepresented group in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field and these disparities are most evident at the undergraduate level. (NSF, Science and Engineering Statistics, 2016)
We hold steadfast to the belief that education is power and it is a catalyst to propelling youth into a better future. We desire to promote the value and necessity of education to our youth and want to encourage them to constantly have an appetite for education and to pursue knowledge.
In addition, we want to improve the representation of young women in the STEM field by encouraging and inspiring youth to participate in programs that help to nurture and mature their skills in the field.
We have a responsibility to be the light in our communities and help to uplift them through our service. It is through our partnerships and engagement within the community that we are able to ensure that all people have an opportunity to thrive.
Providing an outlet for youth to creatively express themselves through art, music, culture and writing. These outlets teach our youth discipline, self-confidence as well as, provide therapy and a platform for them to express themselves in a creative manner.
We want to foster an environment that encourages participants to explore the arts and find healthy and creative ways to express themselves.
We want to promote an environment that teaches young women to love themselves as well as,others. In doing so, we help them to build self-confidence and a healthy self-image as well as, compassion for their neighbor.
" And now these three things remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love"
1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
Do you have a program or organization that fosters the development of youth in one of the 5 aforementioned focus areas? If so, we would love to hear from you.