“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Our collective efforts have a shared vision to seek liberation and healing from systemic racism and internalized oppression and to restore scholars, parents/guardians, and family’s belief in their abilities, natural talents, and brilliance.
THE POWER OF BELIEF
Young Children and Young People
See themselves positively and believe in their ability to succeed and thrive.
School Staff, School Partners & Parents
Strengthen a positive self-image in their relationships with scholars, and sincerely believe in their scholars’ ability to succeed and thrive.
The School Climate and Community
Provides a foundation for building scholars’ confidence and self-worth.
The Village is providing innovative approaches to:
- Improve school culture & climate that are welcoming for all scholars/families
- Provide anti-racist pedagogy, curriculum, and programming
- Provide academic support to close achievement gaps
- Promote positive identity development with scholars
- Develop and promote the voices of scholars
- Build capacity to address the impacts of racial trauma and racism in the educational institution
- Develop skills and support for scholars/families to navigate community and educational systems
The Village operates on proven key success factors:
- Schools and/or school districts must be ready to share power
- Schools must be willing and ready to partner with village/community members in re-imagining what a healthy school environment could look like and partner in its creation
- Schools must be ready and intentionally focused on racial equity and are ready to address and reduce disparities
- Schools must be ready to develop and authentic partnerships with parents, families, and community organizations
- The school emphasizes whole school / whole child strategies that enrich the school culture and climate, including strength-based interventions and social and emotional support
- Interventions are incorporated into school hours and/or in support of school-day activities
- The school practices shared leadership in decision making and learning opportunities among administrative staff, teachers, faculty leaders, community organization partner(s), parents, and scholar representatives (middle/high school)
- Culturally Credible Mentors are available to families and scholars
- Schools and staff are aligned in the strength-based “Power of Belief” of the capabilities of all BIPOC scholars and families
THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE IMPACT - 2020 SUCCESS
We provided 9,170 events or sessions for youth, teachers/school staff, and parents (Jan - Dec 2020)
96% (1158 of 1209) participants increased their competencies, knowledge, or skills (Jul - Dec 2020)
More than 3,218 youth were served by TIRP (Jul - Dec 2020)
85% (406 of 477) youth strengthened their sense of self, identity, and empowerment (Jul - Dec 2020)
THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE IMPACT - 2019 SUCCESS
Provided 2,465 events and sessions for youth, teachers/school staff, and parents (Aug-Dec 2019)
78% of youth reported improved school culture (>1,100) (Jan-Dec 2019)
More than 2,913 youth were served by TIRP Village (Jan-Jun 2019)
67% of youth reported a strengthened sense of self-identity and empowerment (>1,900) (Jan-Dec 2019)
* We can’t report the entire year because we did not ask the same questions on the monthly surveys during the Jan-July period.