Youth Initiatives

The Youth Initiatives

Preventive Awareness Geared to Elevation

P.A.G.E. Core elements:

Preventive Awareness Geared to Elevation (P.A.G.E.) based learning models is a strategy to prevent, transform, and re-engage. P.A.G.E. are positive youth development programs designed to build participants’ educational success, life and leadership skills, healthy behaviors and relationships, and pro-social skills both now and in the future. The P.A.G.E. based learning models are designed to meet the developmental needs of individuals in grades 3 through 12 in a variety of settings, including schools, housing communities, and local community centers. P.A.G.E. is implemented through weekly group meetings during the school year and summers while facilitated by trained supportive adults.

P.A.G.E. programs, with the inclusion of community service learning projects, provide youth with hands on experiences that foster the development of social emotional skills and self-efficacy, while encouraging them to become involved in their communities. This initiative targets each risk factor and offers preventive measures to create productive and thriving adults. P.A.G.E. based learning models provide quality, research-based youth development media prevention programing, nutrition, college and career readiness, and promotion of parental involvement.

  • Character Building
  • College & Career Exploration
  • Community Service Learning
  • Leadership Development
  • Soft Skills & Social Emotion Skills Development
  • Experiential Learning

P.A.G.E. 1

5th Grade:
  • Self Control
  • Character Building
  • Nutrition
6th Grade:
  • Succeeding in Middle School
  • Study Skills
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Hygiene
  • Self Control
  • Community Service Learning

P.A.G.E. 2

Raise Up

Grades 9-12 Males

Raise Up programs follow pro-social skills curriculums that offers a wide variety of group activities in the areas of Communication, Manhood, Self-Esteem, Healthy Relationships, Responsibility, Emotions, Conflict Resolution, Stress Management, Anger Management, and more. Our Facilitators teach and reinforce new skills in four phases during weekly groups: Modeling, Coaching, Feedback, & Application.

  • Increased knowledge and strategies for making healthy relationship decisions
  • Increased awareness of how people slide into unhealthy situations
  • Increased knowledge about what healthy relationships and marriages look like
  • Improved skill and confidence in selecting partners to have healthy relationships
  • Improved confidence in maintaining romantic relationships
  • Increased effectiveness in communicating with positive impact
  • Increase in realistic expectations for marriage and long-term romantic relationships
  • Increased skills for working effectively with a co-parent of one’s child
  • Reduction in inter-partner and family violence
  • Reduction in high cost slides (non-decisional transitions)
  • Improvement in parenting
  • Increased family economic stability

Summer P.A.G.E

Summer P.A.G.E. provides on-going support for children between the ages of 11 and 12 by developing their social emotional skills and workforce skills needed for the 21st Century economy. Summer P.A.G.E. uses creative methods to set participants up for a successful school year and a successful future to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. This evidence based program focuses on closing the achievement gap through quality summer learning.

Teen Summer P.A.G.E.

Teen Summer P.A.G.E. Camp is a sleep away experience specifically designed for empowering teens and helping them develop tools to create a purpose filled future. This experience is for teens between the ages of 13 and 18 with a GPA of at least a 2.5. Teen Summer P.A.G.E is a 5-part series to be covered over the course of five summers. Each summer builds upon the previous summer.

Teen Circle Summit

The aim of the annual Teen Circle Summit is to provide a safe forum where multicultural youth, in grades 8-12, come together to discuss issues important to them, be educated with tangible tools to create solutions, and to directly express their opinions through empowerment. The summit includes experiential learning workshops, opportunities to hear from inspirational speakers, and opportunities to form new friendships with other like-minded young people. The summit is planned and led by Youth Ambassadors to empower and educate other youth.