Alternatives, Inc.


Inspiring young people to realize their inherent potential as valued members of the community and inspiring adults to recognize this same potential

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Alternatives is a nationally recognized Youth Development non-profit. Using a variety of programs and activities, we inspire young people to discover their spark and achieve their inherent potential. Everything we do is designed to build assets that support young people as they grow into creative, compassionate and responsible adults.

We help young people to:
Identify and manage their feelings;
Form positive friendships;
Make good decisions;
Creatively problem-solve;
Discover their creativity and unique talents; and
Make a difference in their community.

In the past fiscal year, Alternatives served 5,964 young people at 43 local educational, community, and faith-based partnering organizations. 74% of these young people are socioeconomically disadvantaged.