HEAVY HEARTS YMP
Community Building Specialist
What We Do
Who We Are
Heavy Hearts is a nonprofit agency established to provide mentoring for youth throughout the country. The program has formed partnerships with local school districts, the juvenile court system, community center, low income families, and the community. Heavy Heart's goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on a path to adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Through repeated failures in the classroom and the development of destructive habits, at-risk young people have lost faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in putting their lives together. To accomplish this goal, young people must be in a caring, inclusive learning environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect.