After months of research and years of experience, our organization has begun the development and preliminary implementation of our brand new flagship program to empower youth through guided and meaningful community interaction that equips program participants with important and life-long sociopolitical skills.
Individuals gain increased self-efficacy, self-awareness, positive identity development, positive social bonding, and sense of purpose.
Participants in programs that promote community service, representation, speaking in public, and building community identity develop good civic habits and contribute to strong democracies.
Youth-targeted programs are more effective with youth input.
Community members benefit from increased representation, pluralistic leadership, and participation.
Local governments can better represent and serve diverse communities due to their improved response to different perspectives.