Alternatives in Action inspires Bay Area youth to realize their leadership potential and prepares them for college, career, and community life through dynamic educational, skill-building, and real world experiences. Our schools, programs, and partnerships provide innovative opportunities and support that help children and youth succeed and ultimately become contributing adults.
We envision generations of young adults inspired and prepared to take meaningful action that positively transforms their lives and their communities.
Meaningful Action: Work is meaningful action that creates a positive change in the world.
Real Relationships: Relationships at Alternatives in Action are built on a willingness to be known and know others, to care about each other while holding the highest expectation for what each of us is capable of. As a foundation for relationships, we believe that youth, children, and adults are inherently wise and resourceful.
Continual Learning: We are a learning organization and strive to create developmentally responsive learning environments for adolescents. We ground our learning within a performance-based culture using group development strategies. Our adults mirror active learning along with our youth.
Co-Creation: Partnerships between youth and adults at Alternatives in Action happen through co-creating the organization and its activities. We value and promote youth voice and leadership throughout the organization.