21st Century Pathways
≈ Half of all youth in the US do not believe they will go to college.
≈ 3.5 million jobs will require education in STEM by 2025.
≈ The US has a dramatic shortage of STEM workers.
We provide homework help, STEM education & individualized coaching to help members chart a unique course to higher education and career pathways that align with their passions and talents.
≈ Students in sports activities are less likely to suffer from stress & depression.
≈ Only 16.4% of U.S. students are required to take a personal finance class.
≈ 1 in 5 children in the US (ages 6-19) has been diagnosed with obesity.
We offer programming that supports the development of lifelong healthy habits, including nutrition, healthy cooking, sports, and social-emotional & financial awareness.
≈ 93% of employers say social-emotional skills are essential, & 59% say it’s hard to find candidates with these skills.
≈ A 15 year Google study revealed the most successful employees are adaptable, resilient, emotionally intelligent, strong communicators, & curious. Numerous studies mark humility as a core quality of successful leaders.
Our staff is trained in a youth development method designed to create a safe, supportive and productive environment for youth, that fosters resiliency, communications skills, and robust self-confidence.
≈ Youth who volunteer 1 hour a week are 50% less likely to abuse alcohol, cigarettes, become pregnant, or engage in destructive behavior.
≈ Over 50 college admissions deans support Harvard University protocols emphasizing the quality of ethical and academic engagement over the quantity of students’ achievements.
We offer a variety of age-specific, mentor-based service leadership programs which develop social-emotional competencies, foster connections to community and hone developmental skills that cultivate a strong work ethic and self-confidence.
≈ Youth of color with high self-esteem and positive racial identity, are more likely to experience positive outcomes: socially, emotionally, and academically.
≈ 83% of tech executives are white, and half as many African American and Hispanic people work in tech as compared to the remainder of the private sector.
We embrace diversity and ensure our staff, children, and families feel a sense of equity and that all voices are heard and included.
≈ 32% of high schools require academic tutoring assistance.
≈ Studies have shown that tutoring can lift average students to the 98th percentile.
Academic support, STEM skills, and charting a unique path to higher education that lead to thriving wage careers aligned with kids’ passions and talents
Successful academic support programs encourage the pursuit of higher education and lead to thriving wage careers aligned with kids’ passions and talents. They are also positively associated with social-emotional skills such as creativity, resiliency, and problem-solving, which in turn increase success in school and life.