We empower underserved youth & families with life & leadership skills that build strong communities, create a new narrative & improve the world.
Our vision: to create positive, sustainable lives for underserved people by empowering them with the life and leadership skills they need to succeed at work and in life. We currently provide three programs:
1. The 7th Element™ Afterschool & Summer programs for youth, ages 5-15. Our Youth Program focuses on equipping children and teens with leadership and life skills in preparation for good citizenship and meaningful lives.
2. Pathway to Profession™ for Teens, 16-19. Our “new” workforce development program serves teens at-risk of or within one year of having dropped out of school. This portfolio-based program gives teens the job skills and soft skills they need to succeed in a career.
3. SMART Conversations® Our corporate workshops empower families with the skills they need to productively communicate and work out their differences. We also offer our workshops to nonprofits, so they can become efficient, effective and diversity-friendly workplaces.
Our 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Boston welcomes collaborations with nonprofits and agencies. We would also like to build relationships with socially conscious businesses.