To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
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Provide a safe and engaging environment where youth will reach their unlimited potential
We are committed to providing relevant, engaging experiences that are safe and fun, lead to a sense of belonging, and develops the skills needed to achieve success in the 21st century.
Through evidence-informed program models, staff practices, and organization systems, we are a leading youth development organization with skilled, caring professionals who understand where every kid is coming from and help them shape their path toward a great future.
Every program is developed so youth can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Our staff is trained to respond to and care for youth dealing with trauma or stress. We are committed to supporting youth through the process and helping them become more resilient over time.
Karen EnglertChief Executive OfficerAdministrative Office
Rick DaleenDirector of ProgramsAdministrative Office
Aleisha MulnixDirector of Resource DevelopmentAdministrative Office
Dan SheffieldFinance ControllerAdministrative Office
Sydney SchaderMarketing & Development CoordinatorAdministrative Office
Desmond NibohCommunity Impact CoordinatorAdministrative Office
Pica DomínguezCommunity Health SpecialistO'Fallon Unit
Donnetta JonesUnit Coordinator - St. CharlesSt. Charles Unit
Hannah HodgeSpecial Projects CoordinatorAdministrative Office
Jeri BretonProgram SpecialistAdministrative Office
Amira AbuazzaAdministrative AssistantAdministrative Office
We are thankful for our annual partners and community supporters!