Youth Transforming Justice (YTJ) goals are to keep students in school and out of the Juvenile Justice system. We accomplish this by deploying several strategies. 1) The Marin County Youth Court uses restorative trauma-informed protocols to divert juvenile prosecution. The successful complication of the program removes the citation’s record. 2) We support schools in lowering suspension rates by training staff and students in the practice of restorative trauma-informed Alternatives to Suspension.
Students Rising Above (SRA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting and empowering low-income, first-generation students to access and obtain post-secondary education and secure career-ladder jobs, fueling a diverse and inclusive workforce and thriving economy. Every year, Students Rising Above accepts applications from Bay Area High School seniors who are interested in becoming SRA scholars. We select students who demonstrate drive and potential,
Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) Mentor Me program seeks to empower young people (k-12) to reach their highest potential by matching them with a mentor. Every child receiving mentoring in our program, of whom over 85% are economically disadvantaged, has at least one environmental factor that puts him or her at-risk of school failure, substance abuse,
Girls on the Run North Bay fosters a healthy mindset and life strategies in girls through experiential learning discussions, out-door play activities, and movement after-school throughout Sonoma, Napa & Solano counties. Young girls (ages 8 to 13), and particularly, those who come from traditionally under-represented ethnic and racial groups and financially disadvantaged families will be given the opportunity to learn positive behavioral health strategies by participating in the preventative youth development program that positively impacts their social &
Our organization was founded as Scopa Has a Dream in 2011 by Healdsburg restaurateurs Ari Rosen and Dawnelise Regnery Rosen. Their dream of creating more opportunities for those facing inequalities started as a nonprofit they were nurturing on the side of managing two restaurants, Scopa and Campo Fina. Their efforts grew rapidly since then to meet demand and also inspired a new name: Corazón Healdsburg.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area provides one-to-one community-based mentoring to children between the ages of 6 and 18 who reside in the nine Bay Area counties (Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano). We match volunteer adults (18 and older) with children in need of extra support and mentoring to help them with life challenges.