Why we do it

We do what we do to help ensure that our youth have the skills for a successful and happy future. Melissa Ortega, a child psychologist at New York’s Child Mind Institute said, students don’t know how to handle conflict face to face…they have trouble initiating interactions, those small talk situations. They don’t have as much experience doing it because they’re not engaging ever. Our goal is to reintroduce the importance of face-to-face conversation and help teach our students the confidence necessary to handle themselves when approaching others and out in the “real world.” It has been noticed by many that our young people lack specific 21st century workplace skills such as cooperation, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and focus on the needs of the enterprise (Manpower group). These exact needs are why we do what we do. We are here to encourage students and teach them such necessary key skills to thrive in the workplace and in life.