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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
— Maya Angelou
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Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you…yet, someone survived…You can do anything you choose to do.
— Maya Angelou


SelfActualizeMe understands that families just need a little extra support to reach their highest potential.  Our community is dedicated to doing two things, develop a strong intern training program and provide support services to the community.  Much of our services are supported by proceeds that come directly from our very own cafe. 

Intern Training Program

  • An opportunity to train in multiple practice areas.
  • Formal, structured, and monitored supervision.
  • Exposure to a standardized training curriculum.
  • In-depth exposure to community agencies that support children, adolescent and families.
  • An educational platform for learning ethical decision making.
  • Exposure to administrative skills required to manage behavioral health clinics and services.
  • An opportunity to develop community programs and groups.
  • Work on wraparound case management.

Community Center Support Services

Our intern program allows for the development of our community service support.  Our community center will support our  wraparound case management, after-school and weekend program and community support services.

Wraparound Case Management & Community Support Services

As the name suggests, this strategy involves “wrapping” a comprehensive array of individualized services and support networks “around” family's rather than forcing them to enroll in pre-determined, inflexible treatment programs.   Our intensive case management support will determine what areas families need additional support.  Our community support services will focus on support services (meeting basic physiological needs) and providing business and career development.

After School & Weekend Program

We have developed a curriculum that will challenge students academically so that they will begin to perform above grade level.

  • Interns will provide tutoring services. Tutors will assist in problem solving, and focus on the assignments within the context they are assigned. Tutors will be actively involved/engaged in student's curriculum. Will track students progress in school and will follow-up with student's instructor to monitor any problems.

  • Programs will extend until the evenings and weekends so that students and families are able to actively participate in the program.

  • A diverse group of workers who can connect with youth and adults in meaningful ways.

  • Students will continue to expand upon the knowledge gained a school in innovative ways in order to reinforce learning and promote confidence among all students involved.

  • Help young people develop strong, positive relationships with adults.

  • Build on the young person's strengths rather than focus on his or her weaknesses.

  • Provide an environment that helps young people develop positive relationships with peers.

  • Provide enriching, creative and socially driven activities that students can participate in.

  • Give youth opportunities to develop leadership and decision-making skills.

  • Curriculum that focuses on improving English and Math Skills

  • SAT prep classes

  • IT & Web Development: Enlightening families about information technology