June 30, 2017


Rethink coordinates programming under two umbrellas:  ROOTS CREW PROGRAMMING (for 10-14 year-old youth) and BRANCH DIVISION PROGRAMMING (for 15-23 year-old youth).

Each programming umbrella has a school-year component that takes place between August and May and a summer component that takes place between June and August.

All Rethink programs and activities build off of a fundamental Rethink philosophy, culture and curriculum. At the foundation of all Rethink activities is an intentional Rethink culture that is based on the core philosophy of “power among” not “power over.” This is practiced daily through the Rethink Circle. Based on Native American and African meeting protocols and customs, the Rethink Circle invites all members, no matter their age or status, to conduct daily business by sitting face-to-face in a circle of chairs, and offering their thoughts in turn.