Started in 2009 by our executive director Christina Bucholtz along with a colleague, Katie Cruickshank, the idea for our organization began as a dream to send youth to university. Over the years, we have bloomed into an effective, community-based organization that trains and empowers Sierra Leonean youth to serve as leaders, ones who speak out about issues that matter and actively work to improve the way things are. We still place a high value on education, but we value all levels and forms of education – from peer mentoring to HIV/AIDS sensitizations, from university scholarships to workshops we put on at high schools about teenage pregnancy.
We are now a registered charity in Canada, and a registered community based organization in Sierra Leone.
We now have 6 branches set up in Sierra Leone, located in Freetown, Waterloo, Makeni, Bo, Kenema and Kabala.
All people are equal and everyone is unique
All people thrive in experiences of love and hope
All people, no matter our starting point, have potential for further growth
All people have something to give (mutuality)
Igniting community leadership and social change through education and empowerment.
A vibrant Sierra Leone where community leaders inspire and create sustainable social change.