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D.O.P.E. (Determined to Obtain Pure Excellence) Youth Program

D.O.P.E. (Determined to Obtain Pure Excellence) Youth Development Program, is a ten week program that serves adolescents from under-served and under-represented communities. The objective of the program is to uplift the adolescents in order to help them achieve their potential and goals.  Throughout the ten week program, the youth focus on Goal Development, Coping with Anger & Depression, resolving issues with Self Esteem & Bullying, Health & Wellness, the risks of Substance Abuse, Family Dynamics, Multicultural & Diversity Issues, Economics & Entrepreneurship, Education & STEAM Careers, and how to improve their Communication & Leadership Skills. Each session is led by dynamic speakers and community leaders with expertise in their respective field; providing chance opportunity for ongoing mentorship. Previous graduates of the program have been recognized by Congresswoman Judy Chu and Assemblyman Christopher Holden. The program was co-created by Dr. Niama T. Malachi and Elder Gloria Davis in Pasadena, California (2015) and has expanded to the city of Chicago, IL (2018).

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