Welcome to Justice & Opportunity for Youth (JOY)
The mission of JOY is that every¬† young person counts , every child matters and every child can change.¬† JOY will be relentless in getting help to and for disengaged and disenfranchised young people in order for them to move out of violence and into meaningful engaged lives as adults.
Our vision is that young people will leave the streets and gangs to take responsibility for their actions and engage in jobs or other meaningful, constructive activities. Our communities will have the ability to keep young people out of harm's way and in turn, benefit from their participation.
Our motto at JOY is
"We believe in you"
We believe that every child can succeed. We believe that through community support, positive adult role models and transformational relationships, every child can change the downward trajectory of his/her life. We believe in our students‚Ä?futures. At JOY, we believe.