It’s a team effort. With a focus on high school completion, All in for Youth staff collaborate to support students as they work to achieve their goals in school, whether that’s their mental health, career aspirations, or their personal life.
Mental health therapists, Roots and Wings family workers, mentorship coordinators, Out of School Time staff, and success coaches all form a collaborative team that operates full-time on site to overcome barriers that formerly arose when referring students to external agencies.
It’s important work and I’m glad they're here because maybe we’re not utilizing the supports today, but maybe tomorrow something will change and we’ll be knocking on their door and it will be literally right upstairs instead of going across town to find a support or not knowing who to call. You know, I do know who to call because they're right in our school.”
Family Member of Student at All in for Youth School
We could all be a little bit more aware that listening and compassion is the first thing you do. Mental health issues cross all races, economic lines, and it’s just part of humanity. And the more we can realize that and reach out to the people we know, the better off we’ll all be.”