The Exceptional! program is a free, youth resiliency program designed to develop youth leaders ages 10- 17. In collaboration with local Las Vegas-based nonprofits, Leaders In Training, and Foster Kinship, the Exceptional! pilot program is designed for at-risk children currently identified and referred by program case workers including children in foster care, youth dealing with behavioral / mental health issues, and other related issues.
The 6-week workshop (after-school or weekends) and year-round program inspires youth to develop personal confidence, engage in team projects and motivate participants to make a difference in their community. Through team building exercises, youth are inspired to develop self-advocacy skills and agency to envision leading empowered lives, incorporating core lessons in Relationships, Resiliency and Respect.