Our Mission:


We stand firm on our belief that “Silence Prevents Education And Knowledge” therefore….. WE SPEAK!


Our Mission

Promote holistic wellness for children and families through innovative programming that focuses on positive youth development and crisis support services.


Our Initiatives

We believe in activating the voices of young people and engaging them in ways that help them understand their roles in creating positive change in their communities. SPO is made up of three initiatives: Year WON!, Nia Arts Summer Program & the Crisis Nursery. It is our goal to be a safe space for learning and development while also providing resources to youth and families that will aide them in escaping the strongholds of poverty. At our core we believe that safety, education, exposure, opportunity and support are the foundation of discovering self confidence, academic success, social & emotional wellness and increasing the likelihood of becoming a low risk adult who is a productive member of society.

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nia arts summer program

The Nia Arts Summer Program is a 9-week summer experience that immerses youth ages 6-10 in a world of art education that will be as engaging and exciting, as it will be critical in the fight against summer learning loss. 


year won!

Our Year WON! initiative engages middle school students in project based academic enrichment, experiential learning activities, social and emotional support and leadership training which allows them to become positive leaders among their peers.

Crisis nursery

Our Crisis Nursery facility will provide voluntary (non-custodial) emergency shelter services for youth ages 0-5, whose family is in a state of crisis (ie. experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, alcohol/drug addiction, mental illness, etc.).


January 2019

“Working with the SPEAK team has been one of the most impactful and purposeful opportunities I have ever been presented with. They will forever have my full support!”

Tei’Asha S. / SPEAK Volunteer