About Us

 

Our organization, Project Others, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded to provide and support the education of at-risk youth.  Our goal and desire is to be a mentor to students and parents who otherwise would not be able to complete their education without our assistance.  It is our mission to ensure that those students who are most at-risk and have a desire to further their education receive a better chance at life through a four-year college degree.  It is our desire to assist, support, and encourage these students by a providing financial assistance in achieving their goal of a higher education.

Project Others feels that youth who have been mentored and given support will benefit from the greatest experience of their lives if they receive a college education.  For these students, this is not only an honor, but a dream they could never have imagined happening to them.

 

Mission

 

The mission of Project Others is to improve the academics, life skills, and attitudes of at-risk pre-teens and teens through a variety of creative, innovative, non-traditional and collaborative services.  The community is improved through education and through enriching young lives.  Opening studentsí minds to new experiences through unconventional approaches to learning in a safe and positive atmosphere enhances their lives and our lives as well.  We hope to improve the future of each child we touch.

 

Vision and Goals

 

Every life has value.  Our vision is for our youth to become active participants in our program and in the community.  We want them to realize that their past does not have to dictate their future.

 

The goals of Project Others are as follows:

 

Students:

  • Improve attitude and behavioral performance

  • Increased motivation, confidence, and self-esteem

  • Improve knowledge of academic subjects and improve test scores

  • Provide a readily available outlet for students to share their concerns and vent their frustrations

  • Enhance decision-making skills and critical thinking skills

  • Increase levels of accountability

 

Community:

  • Decrease negative contact that at-risk youth encounter with law enforcement agencies

  • Increase community involvement with the local school district and juvenile judicial system

  • Award college scholarships to deserving students

  • Poverty and sub-standard education ultimately foster crime, family disfunction, drug abuse, and hopelessness.