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Higher Ground

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community


101 W 44th St.Tucson, AZ 85710 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Empowering one life at a time to reach, transform and elevate the community through love and building character.


Higher Ground’s Youth Development program at Wakefield provides behavioral health and social-emotional learning for at-risk youth. Monday through Friday from 2-6:30 pm, students participate in archery, art, basketball, boxing, coding, dance, digital design, drumline, jiu-jitsu, judo, music, outside sports, and robotics--all at no cost to the family. Based on research by Dr. Adele Diamond and Dr. Angela Duckworth, our student activities are used as a delivery mechanism to teach communication, creative problem solving, emotion management, mindfulness, self-control, and Grit in an environment of social inclusion and belonging.

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