About

So Our Youth Aspire (SOYA) began as an LLC in 2005 by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman. Since then,  SOYA has served nonprofit organizations as well as educational institutions and corporations in need of youth development programming, training for employees and curriculum development guidance. In 2016, an off-shoot of SOYA was formed called StudentMediaOnline.com. Visit StudentMediaOnline.com for courses, events and workshops for youth, families, educators and practitioners.

This blog is a resource for educators, youth practitioners and parents.

SOYA is guided by principles found in the Advancing Youth Development (AYD) theory developed by the BEST Network. Our mission is to integrate best practiced methods to help young people enjoy opportunities that help facilitate positive youth development.

If you are interested in scheduling a SOYA representative to facilitate a professional development workshop with your team or a psycho-educational group with the youth you serve, contact us today at soyascholars@gmail.com

If you are interested in contributing as a writer or digital media contributor, email us your interest at
soyascholars@gmail.com . Opportunities are non-paid, but, the editor will provide professional reference after satisfactory service and offer placement for college credit.

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a resource for parents, educators and youth workers