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MAA@YSC Community Partners 🌻

STREETLOVE We are partnering with community organization StreetLove whose heart is focused on empowering youth. They bring their “Passport to Success”program within our walls to serve and listen to the voices of our scholars who come from underserved and marginalized communities. The StreetLove organization is set on the foundation to first connect, empower and then aid in restoration. Founded on such strong values and principles, the StreetLove Program is able to build authentic relationships with scholars; instilling self confidence and building them up through internal work such as SEL ( social and emotional learning), trauma informed care and unconditional positive regard.

SCIENCE OF PEACE The Science of Peace program aims to achieve peace in our community by boosting scholars’ skills with growth mindsets, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship skills. These pillars of the program are integrated with topics that range from psychology, history, quantum physics, mindfulness, motivation, inspiration, and hip hop culture.

INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN The Institute of African American Mindfulness (IAAM) holds its Mindful Teen Circles with our scholars. IAAM’s mindfulness programs and services support the well-being of African Americans and People of Color, especially those who have suffered historical and continuous physical, mental, and emotional trauma. Scholars are introduced to mindfulness under the guise of games and interactive activities to empower them to become agents in the creation of their well-being at the YSC and beyond.

PETEY GREENE PROGRAM We partner with the Petey Greene Program (PGP) whose mission is to support the academic goals of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people through high-quality volunteer tutoring programs. The PGP provides volunteers with training and support in the practice of tutoring in secure settings and many of their tutors at our school are also participants in the PGP’s HBCU Forward Initiative, aimed at elevating Black college students as volunteer tutors and criminal justice advocates. PGP volunteers push into our classes on a weekly basis and provide tutoring support to ensure that scholars have the foundational skills to be successful.