Authentically Engaged

Whether it's organizing at the local or state level, we are committed to building relationships that foster trust and inspire change.

Our approach

Soar employs strengths-based approaches because we believe that in order to be effective partners, we must honor our communities’ inherent strengths and wisdom. There is clear and abundant evidence that children and families are resilient, thriving even in the face of adversity.

Strengths-based approaches are not about denying people’s experiences or situations. Rather, it is about acknowledging that issues exist and present an opportunity for communities to learn, grow, and thrive.

Community Based Participatory Research

Community Based Participatory Research convenes community members most effected by an issue to engage in the creation of solutions. 

Youth engaged in leadership & learning

Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning is a framework that believes young people have important insights into their school and community.

Youth participatory action research

Youth Participatory Action Research is an innovative approach to positive youth and community development based in social justice principles.

Protective Factors Framework

Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework ™ is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths and enhance child development.

Community Café

The Community Cafe approach brings together residents and service providers to have meaningful conversations that lead to transformative change. 

Theory of Hope

Developed by positive psychologist Charles Snyder, Hope Theory sees hope as consisting of both agency and pathways. 

Be our partner in change

We can make the world a great place for children, youth, and families.

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