Leadership: We strive to be leaders in our community and to promote and support leadership development in our youth
Empowerment: We aim to empower our youth to use their voice, strengths and talents to create change within their communities and surrounding areas
Inspiring: We work to inspire our youth to reach new heights and challenge them to be an inspiration to their peers.
Transformative: We focus our efforts on transforming the mindsets of our youth into envisioning what is possible and showing them how to turn their dreams into realities
Learning: We promote continuous learning in gaining new skills and knowledge
Statement of Solidarity
Palette of Expressions stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement in condemning the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Oscar Grant, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin and so many others that tragically lost their lives due to systemic racism and institutionalized violence against black people. Our program is made up of 95% black students, we hear their voices, their cries and their pleas for justice for not only those mentioned above but for their friends, family and community members. We recognize the financial, social and systemic divide that our students face daily.
Our programs are designed to help close the achievement gap by fostering leaders, entrepreneurs, building self esteem and self sustained communities. We pledge to continue our work of developing leaders and strengthening the communities around us through education, resources and leadership opportunities. We will continue to empower our youth to be prepared for the 21st century and support them in transforming their communities to a safe space where they are treated equally and justice prevails.