Body, Mind & Spirit
We recognize that in order for children and youth to thrive, our approach must consider the whole person. We acknowledge the interconnectedness of all life domains.
We address the connection of Adverse Childhood Experiences to depression and anxiety, and seek to manage and reduce the impact of toxic stress.
We recognize the value of healthy relationships and the presence of caring adults as integral in promoting positive youth development.
We offer nutrition education, provide access to healthy foods, and offer ample opportunities for movement.
What’s your Superpower?
UrbanPromise’s Girls Empowerment program and More than a Beauty pageant invite young women to see the best in themselves and each other. UrbanPromise also supports preteen/ adolescent development through a girls group, supporting young women as they navigate the world around them.
Our counselors on staff provide small group and one-on-one support to children and their families as needed.
In the Kitchen
In partnership with My Family Kitchen, UrbanPromise invites middle schoolers to learn about cooking and eating healthy foods.
Formal and informal educational opportunities invite students to explore (and taste!) the on-campus garden.
Culture of Health Leader
In 2020, Wellness Director Siomara Wedderburn was accepted to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders Program, placing her in a distinguished group of national leaders.