YPA harnesses the power of relationship. Learners plan and check-in daily with a learning coach who acts as a mentor and project facilitator .
YPA learners plan and reflect on learning activities with the guidance of mentors to make learning applicable to life.
YPA learners practice HOW to learn and how to apply their learning. They discover their SUPERPOWERS for success by applying problem solving, communication, and collaboration in a variety of settings.
YPA learners understand that they are a part of a larger community. They build purpose through service-learning and interaction with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and community members.
"Tutoring" is for everyone! - not just when a student is falling behind. By participating in after school peer mentorship with high school students, YPA learners practice helping others help them learn.
YP bases project work on Innovation Design Thinking, represented by The ChangeMaker Innovation Process. ™ This process develops empathetic problem-solving skills and inspires stewardship of ideas. It extends students beyond