Project Beyond Change is our social justice program designed to enhance education and economic advancement for traditionally underserved populations.
This program places educational attainment for under-resourced students in context of equity in education and social justice. Through a series of program offerings and community building, youth are positioned to capitalize on their education as a means to bring positive change to the communities where they live and learn.
Project Beyond Change is anchored in developing intentional relationships that position youth and law enforcement professionals to address community issues in collaboration and partnership that will begin to build trust, create transparency and promote progressiveness in the area of community – police relations.
Through our college and career readiness approach, The HOPE Initiative specializes in assisting institutions, non-profits and youth-serving organizations with an educational focus area to meet its strategic plan goals through intentional programming and data collection.
Specifically, we target youth in grades 5-12, utilizing career assessment and planning tools, to define and create guided pathways to enhance college and career readiness success. There are four components to our blended college and career learning solution for youth we serve consisting of:
- Self-Assessment — helping youth understand his or her personality type, learning styles and strengths
- Career Assessment — enabling youth to identify careers and college majors that match his or her attributes, interests and preferences
- Guided Pathways — providing youth with strategic and tactile directions to gain entry into his or her chosen career path
- College/Workforce Preparation — assisting youth to prepare for and maximize either academic or career opportunities after college
As a result of our workshops and trainings, we provide a comprehensive data report for each participant that can be interpreted by guidance counselors, coaches, parents and institutions to make informed decisions regarding resources, interventions and programming for youth.