To envisions a world where all LGBTQ with Straight Allied Youth and young adults are embraced for who they are, actively engaged in their communities, and empowered to lead. To offer a learning space that allows students to learn from the safety and security of safe environment.
Our mission is to serve LGBTQ with Straight Allied Youth and young adults ages 14-24. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices. To provide LGBTQ and Straight Allied Youth a welcoming and safe space to earn their high school diploma as well as earning college credits on select courses through dual enrollment opportunities.
To provide youth with tools to improve self-esteem and self-acceptance.Youth range in age from 14 to 24. We create a safe space, mentally and physically, for youth of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. To hold discussion groups covering a wide range of social, educational, health and community issues. To be a supportive school community that provides an innovative learning experience with passionate educators dedicated to inspiring and empowering students. While building self-esteem, stewardship and personal growth to employment acquisition.
We offer resources for healthy living and making healthy choices, as well as fun social networking opportunities that develop leadership skills.
Mentor Program /Education
The Basic Core Mentoring Program is set up to help those still at-risk of dropping out of School. Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter..
Mentoring – which typically involves a one-to-one, supportive relationship between a student and an adult – has been linked with positive outcomes, such as improved connection to school and adults, lower dropout indicators and higher achievement.
Mentoring has also been shown to improve attendance, the report states. “It turns out kids really care that people care that they are at school, and that’s not always clear to them in really big institutions and with parents under a ton of other pressures,
The Basic Core Strategies
o Mentoring is a one-to-one caring, supportive relationship between a mentor and a mentee that is based on trust. Tutoring, also a one-to-one activity, focuses on academics and is an effective way to address specific needs such as reading, writing, or math competencies.
o Service learning connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning. This teaching/learning method promotes personal and social growth, career development, and civic responsibility and can be a powerful vehicle for effective school reform at all grade levels
o Alternative schooling provides potential dropouts a variety of options that can lead to graduation, with programs paying special attention to the students’ individual social needs and the academic requirements for a high school diploma.
After School Opportunities
o To provide after-school and summer enhancement programs that eliminate information loss and inspire interest in a variety of areas. Such experiences are especially important for students at risk of school failure.