ALL In (Act. Learn. Lead.)
ALL In is a journey of discovery, action, and transformation.
An international program that connects youth with their communities, builds critical skills, and provides a safe space for dialogue on issues of cultural identity. Young people work in facilitated groups to select a problem, develop a social justice project, and collaborate with community organizations and others to implement solutions.
Our signature ALL In program builds upon the value Boys Hope Girls Hope has always had of cultivating service leadership (“Men and Women For and With Others,” in the Jesuit tradition) as a value for the young people we serve and the organization as a whole.
Youth are given a voice and choice to identify and collaboratively implement a community service project.
They reflect upon and share what this intensive and collaborative experience has taught them about their identity, values, skills, and future goals.
They take these learnings and a renewed sense of commitment to justice and apply it to ongoing and future community engagement, creating a cycle of learning and action.
Leadership & Civic Engagement
Cultural Fluency & Critical Consciousness
Social & Emotional Strength
Faith & Spirituality
21st Century Skills
Pilot year outcomes:
demonstrated an increased ability to identify their skills, passions, and values.
developed increased critical consciousness, noting that “there is inequity in society, but feel I can overcome those challenges and succeed in making a positive difference.”
advanced in their abilities to put together a SMART plan and execute it as a group, while 92% improved their abilities to conduct themselves professionally online.
How it works:
ALL In links young people, college students, volunteers, and team members from across the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network (which spans the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico) and beyond to engage in dynamic conversation with prominent leaders of social change.
Inspired by one another, and with a deepened appreciation of their own cultural identity, they recognize the intersection of their own passion and the needs of a well-defined community or group.
As small group teams at each affiliate, they plan, execute, and evaluate the impact of a service project, and create a capstone demonstration of their learnings to share with their peers from across the network, affiliate to affiliate.
ALL In provides the means and opportunity for youth to link their passion and efforts with those of other young people in their community. Together they can find safe and brave spaces to have courageous and supportive conversations, encourage one another’s hopes and dreams, celebrate accomplishments, and provide inspiration and renewal when the work becomes hard. In addition to youth joining forces together, they also do so with the mentorship and guidance of world-class luminaries and leaders who look like them, have aligned passions, and are taking action – just like them.
Ways to be ALL In:
This is the title for the student participants. All ages are eligible, but young people must bring honesty, a willingness to try new things, respect for others, and a sense of humor.
College students can participate and assist on project teams, developing their leadership skills, giving back to the community, and enriching their resumes.
Coaches co-facilitate project groups, serve as role models in the journey, and facilitate scholar ownership and leadership in the process.
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