Cy-Hope helps equip at-risk students for life via the Ambassadors of Compassion (AOC) Program. This program provides youth the opportunity to personally examine and "experience" life-ready principles in a small group discussion setting with other youth led by a Team Coach.
The AOC’s L.I.F.E. program is built upon principles that every youth needs to master in order to lead a successful and fulfilling life:
- L - LABOR (Understanding the role that labor plays in our lives, recognizing the needs of others and the needs within our community, and taking action to help)
- I - INFLUENCE (Recognizing that we are influenced both positively and negatively by the culture and people around us, and acknowledging that we ourselves influence others)
- F - FORGIVENESS (Discovering that forgiveness is a process, and understanding and experiencing the freedom and power that comes from forgiving others, forgiving ourselves, and also asking for forgiveness when we offend others)
- E – EXPERIENCES (Exploring the importance of building on our life experiences and those of others, and facing and letting go of any negative experiences in order to help us reach our goals and dreams and full potential in life)
Cy-Hope implements this workbook- and video-based mentoring program during a school class period once per week. Click here to learn more about Ambassadors of Compassion.
Interested in coaching a small group of students one class period per week? Click here to register to be a coach.
Interested in supporting a student in the AOC program for a year? $70 per student provides the curriculum, supplies, off-campus service project, and end-of-year awards event for a year. Click here to donate toward the program.