The Summit is based on the foundational principles of connecting our youth to a higher purpose, a caring adult, a positive peer group, quality education and compressive training as a medium to help our youth become academically accomplished, morally grounded leaders in their families, schools and communities.
Together they complete special projects, volunteer, attend our annual Passport to Success Leadership Summit, and participate in fun and safe activities such our high impact workshops.
Developed in response to the daily challenges faced by 61% of our youth who live in low-income households with 35% living below the poverty line, where education is inferior and they are surrounded by an environment that seeks to exclude their culture and stifle their vast potential, along with the rising national crisis between minority youth/police relations
Passport to Success Leadership Summit for urban youth meet these challenges head-on through our high levels of social cohesion and intensive leadership training.
During the school year our supportive mentors continues to engage and enlighten our youth. Participants have the opportunity to attend Leadership Hill, our adventure-based, leadership development experience, as well as Counselors in Training, which prepares a select group of youth for cpr/first aid training and certification while also developing them into mature and responsible leaders.
The Summit staff and mentors work together to focus mentees on discovering and revealing the great potential God has instilled them with; building upon positive character traits; and becoming role models in their own right in their families, schools and communities.