These programs employ evidence-based principles of a strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing strategies and have a strong focus on positive youth development. The age old process of communing in a safe circle is the foundational strength of all programs.
The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls.
The Council is a strengths-based group approach for boys and youth who identify with male development to promote their safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. The Council meets a core developmental need in boys for strong, positive relationships. In this structured environment, boys and young men gain the vital opportunity to address masculine definitions and behaviors and build their capacities to find their innate value and create good lives - individually and collectively!