We equip schools, youth agencies, foundations, and local governments with strategies, training, and tools that enhance learning and healthy development for youth.
Products and Services
Camp Akili is our signature service – a five-day summer camp for youth that uses our Radical Healing approach to foster transformative relationships and build strategies for youth to change the world. Camp Akili also offers intensive training and leadership development to youth development professionals and educators.
We offer workshops for educators and youth program staff and service providers on the basics of Radical Healing. These workshops are a good way for smaller organizations to learn about and adopt a few basic skills necessary to improve organizational and/or school climate and build strategies that achieve equity in organizations. Our more advanced workshops provide in-depth lessons around Radical Healing through on-site support to organizations in half- or full-day sessions.
Coaching and Consulting
We work closely with our clients to build effective strategies that produce real results for young people. We consult with a range of institutions in order to build culturally relevant programming, train staff to more effectively work with youth of color, and evaluate effectiveness. Consulting engagements can involve 6 to 12 months of on-site support, coaching calls, webinars, or one-on-one coaching to assist organizational leaders as they apply Radical Healing practices in order to have a greater impact on the youth they serve.
Dr. Shawn Ginwright, our founder and CEO, provides powerful, insightful, and moving keynote addresses to international, national, and local youth serving organizations, agencies, and schools. His speeches combine cutting edge research, personal narratives, and imaginative story-telling to move audiences beyond conventional thinking, toward more radical possibilities for young people in America.
Research and Evaluation
We produce cutting edge research about youth of color and use this research to improve our practice. We also use data from our evaluations to tailor our work with your organization. In addition, we are able to conduct tailored research and evaluation projects to help youth serving organizations, schools, and foundations to shape and assess their programming.
Radical Healing Summit
We host Radical Healing Summits for organizations and communities where people come together to learn new tools and re-imagine their work with young people of color. Our summits help participants identify blind spots in their work and help build practices and values that improve outcomes for young people. At summits, participants experience their own Radical Healing process, the first critical step to supporting youth along a pathway towards healing.