Truly Valued, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our goal is to create an environment of learning and explorational growth for at-risk youth to cultivate positive relationships and give back to their local community. Truly Valued, Inc. creates a mentor network partnership with local churches, schools and various organizations to support youth development.
Truly Valued Pledge
I pledge to lead the way by
Staying true to God,
Walking in love,
And caring for my community
For I am Truly Valued.
Developing Nurturing Skills (DNS) and It’s All About Being a Teen - curriculum designed for students grades K-12 was developed from the Evidence Based Nurturing Programs. This competency based curriculum empowers our facilitators with the tools to help youth sort out and master the complexities and challenges. Competency based lessons ensure successful teaching and learning is occurring.
13th Ave Dream Center -
922 24th St E
Bradenton 34208 from 4-5pm
Tuesdays - 4th and 5th Grade
Wednesdays - Middle School
Booker Middle School
Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library -
2801 Newtown Blvd
Sarasota FL 34234
Thursdays at 3pm
The Nurturing Families Program® is a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.
Our long term goals is to prevent recidivism of families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors. Nurturing Families Program is evidence-based approved through the 12th Circuit Court.
Thursdays starting 1/13
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
2801 Newtown Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34234
One-Sack Give Back Project
Truly Valued youth participate in projects such as our One-Sack Give Back, a program to assemble and distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to low-income students in Manatee and Sarasota counties to assist them through the school year. Other projects include providing aid to those devastated by natural disasters and serving individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness on Christmas day.
E3 (Educate, Enlighten and Empower) - formerly Tea Party 4 Girls
This event allows participants to meet and talk with successful professionals from the community who share their own backgrounds and information about their careers. This program is offered to a wider range of youth throughout the year, allowing us to expand our service as well as to identify new youth to enroll in our weekly program.
Truly Valued extends opportunities for youth to participate in activities during the summer such as camp, college-bound tours and a variety of service projects to promote social engagement. Summer Enrichment provides a safe environment for teens to gain self-confidence as they learn new skills such as problem solving and interpersonal skills.
We have found that transformation often takes place after getting our kids out of their home environments, showing them unconditional love, and speaking into their lives. These transformative experiences can be a catalyst to break the cycles of poverty, crime, teen pregnancy, and high school dropout. This important program sends youth who may never otherwise have such an opportunity to experience camp or campus life.
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A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free, 1-800-HELP-FLA or online at www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Registration #CH48452