The Value Of Life is a call to action our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) have created and are leading to combat youth violence while addressing the intersectionality of mental health  locally, nationally, and globally. 


AOPYO YAC facilitates the conversation with real time data related to violence, mental health contributors affecting young people to potentially cause incidents of violence, an intentional personal challenge to themselves, and sharing of a 24-7 free resource if ever needed. This movement allows participants to understand the importance of valuing oneself to avoid falling in the traps of violence seen today and understanding contributors to look out for to make somewhat better sound decisions or choose to avoid violent incidents. 


In addition, the format of each session invites for both youth and adult participants to engage in courageous conversation to change the negative narrative associated with asking for help. 

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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.