Our first step is creating a space for kids where they feel physically and psychologically safe. We make sure their basic needs are being met, and we provide structure, predictability, and reliability in their environment and relationships at HOLA.
ENGAGEMENT & NURTURING
We build on kids’ sense of safety by engaging them in programming, validating early accomplishments, nurturing their interests, and making connections to other topics they can explore.
INSPIRING & CHALLENGING
Once kids feel strong in themselves and in their relationship with HOLA, we begin to push them more. We challenge kids to think bigger about their futures and their potential, and we inspire them with possibility.
We give kids chances to take the next step. Whether that step happens within our programming, at a college of their choice, or with one of our partners, we open doors and support kids as they explore what their futures hold.
We expect kids to use their talents and opportunities to engage in the world around them in meaningful ways. Every child has the potential to become a productive, caring, and responsible citizen, who is working hand-in-hand with staff, board members, volunteers, policy makers, and parents, to make our community a better place.
This approach is applied through our comprehensive array of programs, and through those services