OUR NEEDS STATEMENT
Adolescents and young adults need places of their own.
They need love and support to grow on the inside as well as on the outside.
They need opportunities to think deeply about their lives and gain insight and understanding.
They need good experiences with peers to develop comfort and skill in connecting with others.
They need supportive adults and mentors to help them believe in themselves.
They need family members to be engaged, involved and interested in their lives.
They need room to explore and develop their unique identity and sense of self.
They need to feel safe and connected to home, school and the community.
WHERE ARE ALL THE ALARMING STATISTICS?
These days statistics on the risks and challenges facing adolescents and young adults are in the news everyday. However, we prefer to focus on their innate developmental needs. Risk happens when we pay attention to these needs.