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Hope Strategies Coaltion is an extension of Hope Strategies, Inc. It is a group of programs that partner with Hope Strategies, Inc. to accomplish work in the San Antonio Community.

E.L.E.V.A.T.E. Leadership
Vision: To provide a fun and safe environment for teens to learn leadership skills and be trained for success in every avenue they take towards their goals and dreams.
The E.L.E.V.A.T.E. Program provides:

  • 8 week Summer Leadership Program
  • Substance Abuse Awareness
  • Entrepreneurship Skills
  • College Prep Course
  • Financial Management Classes
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Creative Arts Sessions

Winning In Neighborhoods Against Gang Violence and Substance Abuse (W.I.N.G.S.)
Vision: To create a safe place for children 5-12 during the summer vacation and to reinforce academics, leadership development skills, character development and teach them drug resistance skills.
The W.I.N.G.S. Program provides:

  • Academic Preparation for next grade
  • Drug Resistance Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Character Development

Drug Education For Youth (D.E.F.Y.)
Vision:The DEFY Program is a unique program designed to equip 20-25, 9-12 year olds with character, leadership and confidence so they are prepared to engage in positive, healthy life styles as drug free citizens and have the necessary skills to be successful in their lives through coordinated community participation, commitment and leadership.
The D.E.F.Y. Program provides:

  • 5-day intensive retreat for children 9-12 years old
  • 10-month follow up program which provides tutoring, self-defense classes, character development, leadership development, social skills development, and drug resistance training.

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