T H E O R Y O F C H A N G E
HOMEY works to build youth leadership capacity in several areas:
- Improved academic achievement
- Civic and Community Engagement
- Character development
- Relationship skills
HOMEY focuses on the following principles:
I M P R O V E D A C A C E M I C A C H I E V E M E N T
HOMEY's approach to academics is to focus on skills that will lead to critical analysis and thought. We believe in the Frerian approach that, "Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information." We work with participants to want to learn for their own self-determination.
T R A N S F O R M A T I O N
Inspire pro-social friendships, strong life and interpersonal skills, and instill a sense of hope in the future to participants.
C I V I C & C O M M U N I T Y E N G A G E M E N T
Utilize non-traditional informational workshops, cultural enrichment activities, and civic engagement to train Latino/a youth leaders. HOMEY employs the Frerian pedagogy in that “No one is born fully-formed: it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are.”
R E L A T I O N S H I P B U I L D I N G
Utilizes college-aged mentors and volunteers to pair with participants to complete participant-driven projects, and to provide academic mentorship and support.
S K I L L B U I L D I N G
Improve participants life outcomes by providing life skills and character development that will make them self-sufficient and help them make positive life choices and global citizens.