The Power of Purpose is a member of the Social Justice Accelerator’s 2019 cohort at the Urban Justice Center. Purpose is the key that unlocks the door to endless possibilities.
Our mission at the Power of Purpose is to help youth harness the power of their purpose through a one-year program of goal-setting, mentorship, and international travel.
Power of Purpose is a one-year program for youth ages 14-18 years old that meets three times per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays), for two-hour intervals, at our Bronx, NY location. Youth can be referred to the program by anyone: e.g. parent, teacher, concerned community member or can be mandated by a criminal court/juvenile court judge.
Power of Purpose believes that youth should not have to be involved in the criminal justice system in order to receive the intervention necessary to redirect their future; therefore, youth do not have to be court-involved or have a pending criminal case in order to be admitted to the program. The difference between Power of Purpose and many other youth programs is we want to intervene in the lives of youth before they get in trouble, before they engage in criminal activity, and before they become gang and/or court involved.