JACKSON Youth Program aims to inspire a generation of strong, brave and intelligent girls. We engage in this work through the instruction of creative programming, in a safe and nurturing environment while teaching the independence, accountability and personal responsibility that all girls need to succeed.
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” — Bethany Hamilton
The mission of JACKSON Youth Program is to support the social and emotional development of youth ages 8-15 through the art of creative expression.
The purpose of JACKSON Youth Program is to prepare girls to lead a life of confidence, responsibility and personal fulfillment.
By cultivating a supportive, nurturing, and safe environment for girls to engage in different art forms for creative expression, girls will become more confident, thus strengthening personal habits of success.
To provide each girl with excellent care that is beneficial in her physical, emotional, personal, and academic development by:
Engaging in activities that increase self-awareness, self-esteem, and confidence
Interactions with peers that assist in developing increased social skills
Providing culturally competent adult supervision from caring staff that understand the needs and barriers faced by the girls, and encourage growth through challenging the girls to excel
Maintaining a high level of expectations for youth’s future accomplishments both personally and academically