WHO WE ARE
Tender Hearts Crusades (THC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that has a heart to impact the lives of inner city youth at risk. Through mentoring programs, our goal is to cultivate our future generation and help them to develop social and personal skills.
THC offers students the opportunity to prepare for further academic success through tutorial and reading programs. In order to take the negative energy that is common to this select group of individuals and turn it into something productive, we use music and arts programs to redirect and promote productive members of society. THC’s community service program seeks to enhance the community through community involvement.
WHAT WE DO
Give Love, Be Love
Tender Hearts Crusades uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. We also use Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to help students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Our long-term change is to:
1. Decrease dropout rate by 10%
2. Improve academic skills and proficiency of participants
3. Promote healthy community involvement
4. Improve college readiness
5. Develop positive socialization/personal skills
6. Develop a healthy relationship with the community and at-risk youth
7. Deliver an effective program that will increase their ability to be successful communicators
Tender Hearts Crusades hires qualified, skilled, and experienced staff that demonstrates a dedication to students and the community. This standard enables us to deliver a premier evidenced-based approach to learning, yielding superior results in nonprofit programming. We are also a Lean Six Sigma culture and apply best practices to eliminate waste, reduce costs, and maximize productivity throughout the organization.
THC’s programs are accessible to all children, youth, and young adults. By giving students a voice, we can continue to make great strides in our educational institutions as well as community initiatives. Tender Hearts Crusades is proud to be apart of your community!