T2A Youth Empowerment Programs
Timbuk2's Youth Empowerment Program welcomes youth from all walks of life, including those at high risk of juvenile delinquency and youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Our programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of each youth; ensuring they reach their highest potential despite challenges and
The T2A Y.E.P. logo incorporates the AYA (fern); an African Adinkra symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty.
T2A Youth Empowerment Programs (T2AYEP) offers holistic programming tailored to support personal, social, emotional and academic development. We stress the importance of culture and community; coordinating communication amongst all parties involved in our youths lives and advocating on their behalf to bring them through challenges. T2A-Y.E.P puts systems in place to support, encourage and empower youth, during/after school, at home and in the community, thus ceasing the school-to-prison pipeline, the guns-and-gangs-to-prison pipeline, the drinking-and-drugs-to-prison pipeline and the abuse-and-abandonment-to-prison pipeline. T2A Youth Empowerment Programs believes each youth fosters the potential to become leaders of change within themselves, their communities and beyond.
Preventing Youth Violence. Increasing Cultural Awareness Through the Arts, Culture and Developmentally Appropriate Programming
Many adults serving youth view them as subjects. Holistic Youth Development provides an opportunity to expand and deepen our work with youth by seeing young people as complete, whole people who are evolving. Our programs introduce practical ways of practicing this by acknowledging, respecting, and embracing who children and youth are as individuals, including the unique ecology surrounding them. At minimum, the Holistic Youth Development approach relies on physical, familial, social, spiritual, ethical, educational and cultural components to strengthen youth. It also acknowledges and strengthens the broad world around young people by actively bringing together their families, friends, communities, schools, faith places, and other important parties in their lives.
What We Value
``We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.`` - Mary McLeod Bethune
I am impressed with the strong academic focus as well as the culture-centered program the school offers. Timbuk2 Academy really cares about the student as a whole and prepares them for the next step in their lives.
I loved this school!Great memories, one of the best I ever attended.
Ayana is one of the best women I’ve meet. She is someone you can trust.
November 21st, Trenton Farmers Market, 10am - 3pm
born WORTHY. Pop Up SHOP
Timbuk2 Academy youth will host a born WORTHY. Pop Up Shop. Come shop with us!
We do not discriminate in our enrollment policies on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin.