Higher Learning

A free educational program rooted in social justice, mentorship, and community building.

This program is open to youth of color ages 5-18 
at the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center

1705 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702


Our mission is to educate and support youth of color to own and rewrite their story. Our youth operate daily in a system where their voices and lives are undervalued. They are inundated with unwarranted blatant oppression, life-threatening situations, micro aggressions, and racism due to the skin they were born in. These youth are in need of safe healthy learning spaces, and facilitators who understand the societal and systemic barriers they face.

Our philosophy is that youth of color need accessible, safe, nonjudgmental environments where they can support each other in discovering who they are, what they are capable of, and how they want to live in the world.

Our core values are that 1) our curriculum is rooted in social justice, mentorship, and community building, 2) all programs are geared towards participants healing from the racism and oppression embedded in the society in which they live, play, and learn, 3) youth gain critical life skills, knowledge, and strategies necessary to become the next great change-makers in this world.

Our mission is to educate and support youth of color in rewriting their story.

How Can You Help?

We need donations for food, space rental cost, supplies, and transportation.

How can you get involved?

1) Fill out the paperwork

2) Let us know if you need transportation.

3) Let us know when you are joining us.

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