S.A.D.E.’s Love Honor Respect (“LHR”) program’s mission is to create positive outcomes for youth between the ages of 10-18 who are victims/survivors of teen dating violence or have witnessed domestic violence by leveraging relationships between education, creativity and service.  Through year-round programing, participants are challenged with experiences across four(4) pillars: Academics, community Involvement, Leadership Development and Creative Development, while instilling values of self-care, self-awareness and increasing self-esteem and cultural awareness.

The Four Pillars

Academics: We assist young boys and girls who are underperforming across grades, attendance and behavior and display anger and low self-esteem with year-round academic and mentoring support (measured and monitored accountability).

Community/Leadership Development: By participating in community involvement events, the LHR program can help to develop leaders who have a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to their communities, members of the LHR program will participate in community volunteering projects, learning public speaking, and mentorship. LHR participants will learn the importance of leadership skills, strong work ethics, teamwork, communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and taking initiative.

Creative Development: Allows LHR staff to build trusting relationships with mentees while teaching self-expression in positive outlets creative opportunities such as photography, spoken word, journaling, painting, music and other creative outlets.

"We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list."

Michelle Obama

"You gotta just stick to the script, believe and have an overwhelming confidence. Be your own biggest fan, your own biggest believer, and put it on your back and carry the weight."

Nipsey Hussle