D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed (D2S), Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) youth and family empowerment organization serving the Greater New Haven community since 2012. The mission of the organization is to enrich the lives of young people and families through affordable, creative, quality program opportunities. We prioritize serving low to moderate income persons, as this population most frequently faces barriers to education, employment and leadership advancement.
Our philosophy is that young people in Grades 7-12 and families are D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to succeed. We use the acronym to emphasize our vision, Desiring Every Student to Increase Necessary Educational Development.
Through our four Pillars of Excellence: Career Exploration, College Preparation, Leadership Development, and Life Skills, we provide a lens by which participants are addressing their ability to achieve lifelong, self-defined success.
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