You need respect on the inside

We give youth and their influencers the tools to break cycles of disrespect and thrive.

Our Toolkit

Vulnerable youth learn they are "unique contributors to the greater whole" and expand their life pathways.

Our Training

Influencers more effectively connect with and mentor youth by practicing The Respect Basics.

Toolkit

Boost resiliency, empathy, life skills
375 group and individual coaching activities and Common Core journaling assignments for vulnerable and opportunity youth ages 11-24.

Training

Build youth influencer capacity
Nurture self-respect, gain trauma-informed coaching tools, create caring connections and mentor youth more effectively.

Partners

Improve academic and life outcomes
Integrate Respect 360 into social-emotional learning curriculum, best practices or as a daily or weekly program.

Why self-respect?

Our research shows that self-respect is a critical youth development asset—especially for vulnerable youth. Self-respect, knowing you’re a unique contributor to the greater whole, is less fragile than self-esteem (your opinion of yourself based on outside messages), and increases youth and their influencers’ resiliency, empathy and goal-attainment ability.

Research
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Awards from Ashoka Changemakers and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

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Ri was named one of the 6 winners, out of 200 entries, of the Building Vibrant Communities: Activating Empathy to Create Change challenge to discover and support innovative ideas that activate empathy to nourish stronger, more vibrant communities and future changemakers.

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Amplifying Success for Young Men of Color

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If you’ve seen my TEDx Talk, you know I’m a mother of a son, a domestic violence survivor and that my father Artimeo was a young man of color who went to prison vs. college. Check out our new national project to fortify self-respect and caring connections for young men.

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Meeting President Obama!

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I have to say meeting President Barack Obama in San Jose in May was a huge full-circle moment for me and my entire family.

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Reaching 10,000 Girls Via Clinton Global Initiative

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Ri and its partners are committed through CGI to reaching vulnerable girls and their influencers with our tools to help improve their life and academic outcomes.

Reach
30000
youth and influencers
25
U.S. Cities
16
States
5
Countries