Alternatives programs and services increase the creativity and civic leadership of young people; empowering them to develop a sense of altruism, self confidence, self efficacy, social competency, critical thinking, and an appreciation of diversity in cultures and beliefs. Alternatives’ organizational model is based on the creation of partnerships and alliances with public and private schools, faith and community based child care centers, afterschool programs, city government, and mental health agencies. Our model emphasizes the strengths of all youth rather than reducing specific problem behaviors of targeted youth. Because of these distinctions, Alternatives continually receives local, state, and national recognition for innovative youth development.
Program Model
Civic Leadership