The aim of Empowered Youth Programs is to develop and nurture academic and social excellence in children and adolescents. We believe that every student should have post-secondary education as an option.
Targeting African American males, this initiative has as its ultimate goal the enhancement of academic performance. This goal is achieved by providing positive role models, academically challenging the students and engaging culturally relevant strategies.
Mirroring Project: GOTM, this program addresses the needs of young women as they navigate through the rigors of the educational system. As with the males, positive role models are pivotol to the success of this program.
Parental involvement is required for students enrolled in Empowered Youth Programs. Parents meet on a regular basis to explore areas of concern as well as to highlight helpful strategies and to formulate other types of support for the students.