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For middle school students: Intertwined 's year-long program builds up youth by exploring topics such as self-management and leadership; purposeful decision-making; empathy and respect; career exploration; financial literacy; cultural affirmation; and individuality and uniqueness. Our goal is to have youth tap into their inner strength and unique abilities, as well as into the strength of supportive relationships, to achieve self-defined success. This program empowers groups of young people in 6th through 8th grades who live in economically-depressed communities.


Click here to see our current list of program locations.

For high school students: Increasingly, we understand that the inheritance of knowledge is a powerful tool in affecting life outcomes. Even when young people make educational gains, the lack of knowledge of certain life skills can hold them back from achieving their goals. Furthermore, data has shown that young people in economically-depressed communities are less likely to have work opportunities as teenagers, which is correlated with lower earnings and higher unemployment into their 20s and beyond.


Intertwined hosts a summer work simulation that helps students build self-confidence, develop key workforce and life skills, and identify opportunities to improve their communities. The goal is to give them an early advantage so that they become more competitive applicants for jobs after completion of the program.


The work experience is coupled with innovative workshops that empower these young people to achieve and retain self-defined success. Workshop topics include personal financial management, mental wellness, effective self-presentation, conflict resolution, cultural affirmation and supporting inclusivity. This program enlists high school students ages 14 to 16 who live in under-resourced communities. 


For adult groups: Intertwined understands that we are increasingly required to demonstrate competence navigating diverse environments yet often are not equipped with the tools to do so. Workshops explore how our core values and our cultural environment impact our human interactions, and then provide participants with practical ways to create respectful and meaningful human relationships with those around them. Our workshops seek to increase understanding of communities of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, youth raised in foster care, undocumented persons and those from low income backgrounds. Workshops can be tailored for companies, faith-based groups, parent-teacher associations, educators, or any other groups wanting to build more aware and inclusive communities.

Intertwined now offers online, self-guided mini-courses for enthusiastic individual learners. Learn more here!

What we do: What We Do

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples."

-Mother Teresa

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