Our Mission

AHA! believes in a world where every teen can feel safe, seen, and emotionally connected. We equip teenagers and educators with social and emotional intelligence to dismantle apathy, prevent despair, and interrupt hate-based behavior. By inspiring teens and adults to joyfully lead with courage and kindness, AHA! transforms schools and communities into welcoming, nourishing, expressive, and inclusive spaces where youth and adults work together for the highest good.

We welcome youth who are excited to be part of learning, motivating, loving, empowering community.

AHA! is committed to transforming the world by empowering teens to create peaceful and connected communities. As advocates and allies for a socially and emotionally intelligent culture, AHA! teens focus on:

  • resilience and creative contributions
  • diversity and interdependence
  • restorative approaches
  • inclusive behaviors
  • joyful, optimistic attitudes
  • respect, empathy and reciprocity as the basis for social equity

DISCLAIMER- AHA! is an educational program promoting social emotional learning, peace building, and joy through creative expression. Although AHA’s programs are therapeutic it is not a therapy or rehabilitation program.