Our mission is to cultivate a thriving community by nurturing the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of our youth and inspiring them to grow to their full potential.
The GreenHouse envisions youth who are:
1. Socially, Emotionally, and Spiritually Thriving. Youth who: engage in healthy relationships with peers and caring adults, have access to counseling services if needed, engage in racially diverse relationships, behave in an age-appropriate and respectful manner, refrain from joining gangs, and have access to local congregations if they are interested.
2. Academically Successful. Youth who: perform at or above grade level, graduate from high school, pursue higher education (college, junior college, or a trade school), and have the tools and resources they need to be successful in school.
3. Physically Healthy. Youth who: have their basic needs met (food, clothing, shelter, access to healthcare), have a safe home environment, and make healthy choices for their bodies.
4. Growing to their Full Potential. Youth who: know their individual talents, skills, and passions and have opportunities to use them, serve in their community on a regular basis, have opportunities to develop and practice their leadership potential, and are ready for life (jobs, college, relationships, etc) by the time they are 21.
This vision, created with input from youth, parents, volunteers, staff, and board members following a community-wide Listening Campaign, is in-line with the Sacramento Region Compact for Children and Youth.
We do our best to follow the principles of Asset-Based Community Development, which prioritizes the leadership development of youth and parents from the community. We are a member organization of the Christian Community Development Association.