our mission

Building long-term, life-changing relationships with Navajo youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community.

our history

2018 – 2019

Early Stages

Preliminary discussions started with Navajo leaders about starting an Elevate affiliate on the Navajo Nation.

2020 – 2021

Formation

Elevate Navajo is in the process of building a founding board of directors in order to raise startup funds and hire an Executive Director.

Planned for Spring 2022

Community Launch

Elevate Navajo will hire three Teacher-Mentors to begin working in the community with students through school activities and community collaborations.

Planned for Fall 2022

School Launch

The Elevate courses will be taught as accredited, elective courses at a high school on the Navajo Nation.

our history

2018 – 2019

Early Stages

Preliminary discussions started with Navajo leaders about starting an Elevate affiliate on the Navajo Nation.

2020 – 2021

Formation

Elevate Navajo is in the process of building a founding board of directors in order to raise startup funds and hire an Executive Director.

Planned for Spring 2022

Community Launch

Elevate Navajo will hire three Teacher-Mentors to begin working in the community with students through school activities and community collaborations.

Planned for Fall 2022

School Launch

The Elevate courses will be taught as accredited, elective courses at a high school on the Navajo Nation.

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our staff

Kerstyn Baloo
Staff
Teacher Mentor
Liam McCommons
Staff
Teacher Mentor
Adam Roybal
Staff
Executive Director
Jacob James
Staff
Teacher Mentor

board members

Tyrell (Ty) Platero
Chairman
Theodore (Dino) Butler
Vice Chair
Joel Harper
Bobby George
Fran George
Jaclyn Delgarito

our

seven

core

beliefs

  1. We believe that EVERY CHILD is of great worth and has the desire and potential to succeed.
  2. We believe that LONG-TERM, 24/7 RELATIONSHIPS with caring adults have proven positive outcomes in the lives of our urban youth.
  3. We believe that a HOLISTIC approach is essential for a strong and healthy future for our youth.
  4. We believe that FULL-TIME, SALARIED TEACHER-MENTORS WHO COME FROM SIMILAR BACKGROUNDS as the students can have a positive influence and make all the difference.
  5. We believe that the SERVANT LEADERSHIP, creating a culture of selflessness and service, is the foundation for leadership.
  6. We believe in the intrinsic DIGNITY of every person and act accordingly.
  7. We believe that COLLABORATION yields the best long-term results, acknowledging that the complex work in our urban centers cannot be done single handedly.

a bold take on education