Seek Self-Peace First

Our mission is to empower students through whole-person development by incorporating leadership, arts, wellness, and skilled trades in all programs.

 Our vision is to create a world where students are resilient, self-sufficient, and socially responsible while leading their community.


AOPYO's Four Pillars


Our physical body is precious and we must care for it. Overall wellness is about recognizing that your body needs much more than just exercise. It needs a balance between the right food, mental training/relaxation, and exercise to maintain healthy. Wellness is what allows deep emotional stability.

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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility is your responsibility to the world and communicates collective success.Social responsibility is a duty every individual should perform to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystems.

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Common Sense

One of the least common things addressed is common sense. Common sense is defined as sound judgement on practical matters based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.



It is important to understand when to be a leader and when to potentially be led as a member of a team. Most people think there are leaders and there are followers. The truth is  everyone needs to be a leader at one point and needs to be a follower at another. The trick is understanding when to lead and when to listen. True leadership is fully knowing that you don't know everything