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Better Experiences + Better Relationships + Better Environments = Better Youth and Communities

What is Youth Development?

Youth development is the process of growing up and developing one's capacities in positive ways. This typically takes place in the context of the family, the peer group, the school, and the neighborhood or community.

Many young people do not have the advantages that promote optimal, healthy development of the body, mind, and spirit. Many youth do not have opportunities to experience positive stimulation for growth or nurturing support from family, friends, and community. Youth development is a natural process, but it cannot be left to chance.

What does the "Isaac Wilson Project" do?

A The Isaac Wilson Project exists to promote the positive, healthy development of young people. The Isaac Wilson Project is different from agencies and systems that exist to provide social control, treatment, or training for young people. The socialization of youth is The Isaac Wilson Project primary task. Our mission is to provide the challenges, experiences, support, and help young people need to develop to their fullest potential. Our community-based project work to meet needs in the environment and enhance the learning experiences of young people. No single organization does it all.

The Isaac Wilson Project involve young people of all ages and both sexes, although some target certain audiences. We encourage long-term involvement and provide a progression of activities promoting developmental growth. We emphasize learning strategies based upon fun, play, action, and group and individual challenges teaching life skills rather than academic lessons.

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