Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” We believe firmly in the precious resource that exists in our community: the people. Our target audience is youth; and current enrollment in our local schools is over 3,400 students, not including preschool-age youth. What potential lies ahead!
Through our Community Bridges programming, we engage students from kindergarten through the 3rd grade, and we are currently piloting Talents-2-Strengths (T2S) with two 5th grade classes. Unlike most of our other programming, T2S is a six-week in-class learning experience that seeks to increase each students awareness of their talents and encourage them to utilize them in their home, at school, and in the community. One of the best ways to help children succeed - not just during their school years, but throughout their lives - is to help them develop their unique talents and learn how to turn them into strengths.