Programming is based on time honored leadership building techniques used by the US military. This includes classroom instruction and activities that make our cadets feel like they can do anything- and they can... More often our young people feel like they cannot do much to change their circumstances but our program teaches them to do new things that they don't ordinarily do in inner city communities. In addition, Military Science classwork teaches our cadets to be more assertive and more outgoing as a leader and as part of a team. Understanding that they are often part of a greater effort makes cadets more conscientious about the effects of their actions and therefore more responsible as young citizens.
We do not ask cadets to do things they cannot do but we do ask them to challenge their own perceptions of themselves so that they learn to do and be more than they think they can. We build their confidence so that as they progress they can join the ranks of those cadets accomplishing great things in our community.