The Go BACK Project is not just another nonprofit with a notion to “do good” in the world. While the fire behind The Go BACK Project is fueled by altruism, The GBP is a movement and a model for engagement rather than the provision of services. We want to fill in the gaps left open by other helping professions and institutionalized entitlement systems.
Therefore, the call is simply this:
Go Build Academically Competent Kids.
In other words, our mission is to go back and bring children forward with the knowledge that effective educational support can lead to more opportunities for growth and self-empowerment.
The Go BACK Project is supported by the following pillars:
- purposeful advocacy
- education that empowers
Purposeful advocacy is centered on the individual, their goals for life, realistic access to tools, and coaching that strengthens their voice. I like to use the example of driving a bus: each individual is capable of driving their own bus and determining their best route for their life journey; we just want to help keep the wheels on the road and away from the edge of the cliff!
Our consulting services are provided by well-trained and enlightened professionals from various fields and experiences. Specifically, we focus on issues that can help improve academic and professional/corporate environments through meaningful trainings and workshops on healthy communication and restorative practices.
When we talk about education that empowers we mean ensuring that the classroom, a critical life environment, is a space that is healthy and respectful for everyone regardless of age, intellect, social standing or any socially constructed barrier. Our goal is to help educators and learners create environments that fosters civility, mutual respect, creativity and open learning.
So, consider this: Go Back, Give Back!