Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante (EFSA) is a mentor-led youth development program for at-risk male students in middle school and high school. EFSA aims to address the underlying causes of high school dropouts, the growing achievement gap of inner city youth, and youth violence in a preventive manner by providing young men with tools, support, and a safe place to openly share their emotions and build character. EFSA supports young men through three mechanisms: (1)The Ever Forward Club, a youth development and mentoring program for young men in grades 6-12; (2) their Taking Off the Mask Workshop, an immersive experience that guides participants to navigate and understand the emotions and life experiences they often hide; and (3) Professional Development workshops for educators, administrators, community workers, counselors, and others who work with youth.
Please join us at the Oaklandish downtown store (1444 Broadway) from 4-7pm on Thursday, August 30th to learn more about Ever Forward's work in Oakland. 10% of the downtown store's proceeds that day will be donated to Ever Forward.