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THE crew: Connection. Resilience. Empowerment. Worth.

The CREW (Connection, Resilience, Empowerment, Worth) Program is designed with a core focus on nurturing the strengths and potential within everyone, fostering resilience, and promoting overall well-being among youth.

Our aim is to equip young people with the tools and strategies to effectively navigate life’s challenges, promoting self-confidence and adaptability. Through guided workshops and activities, we help youth identify and harness their unique strengths, building a strong foundation for personal growth. We believe in arming our youth with healthy coping mechanisms that will enable them to manage stress, anxiety, and adversity in a constructive manner. Building strong social connections is essential for emotional well-being. C.R.E.W encourages youth to form meaningful relationships, fostering a sense of belonging and support. By incorporating the 7 C’s of resilience – Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping, and Control – we aim to fortify our youth’s ability to bounce back from setbacks stronger than before.

Group of young people wearing CREW bags on their backs

HEARTS’ CREW Program incorporates aspects of the 5 C’s Model of Positive Youth Development (PYD). This framework outlines five behavioral, psychological, and social characteristics that indicate thriving amongst youth and focuses on the positive characteristics that enable adolescents to lead productive and healthy lives and contribute to the world in ways that benefit themselves, their families, communities, and civil society. The PYD framework provides youth with networks of supportive adults and connection and focuses on enhancing positive characteristics of youth. With a PYD approach, young people can work towards strengthening their sense of identity, belief in the future, self-regulation, and self-efficacy.

Speaking Events

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A Night to remember

HEARTS co-hosted an event to honor individuals who have been touched by suicide: live music, activities for children, food & more. Community vendors united to provide resources for the public. Great thanks to all of you who made this event possible!