Empowering one life at a time to reach, transform and elevate the community through love and building character.
Our future is at-risk. We need to invest in it now.
The need is out there. Tucson is a city with one of the highest crime rates. Arizona has some of the worst educational achievements in our country. The United States is lagging behind when it comes to education performance. Our prison rate is growing exponentially while our graduation completion rates are dropping. Youth behavioral issues are at all time high, and poverty is prevalent in our communities.
It takes a community to raise a child. We are a catalyst to a youth's community.
Higher Ground utilizes collective impact through community partnerships. Often times, a youth has strengths in his or her life that come from both within and from outside influences. These partnerships include the youth, their families, schools, churches, other community members, other organizations, businesses, civic leaders, government, and other individuals. Transformation is built by the investment of many, not by a program or method.
We are more than just a safe place, we are a launch pad.
Our methods create positive outcomes in a youth's life. Our holistic approach produces strong academic achievement, decrease in negative behaviors, increase in grit and resilience traits, and happier families. In addition to individual testimonies and stories, our youth is elevated from the person being served to the role model now serving others. They then become a mentor, volunteer, coach, or a teacher to another youth to inspire more transformation.