About BRAVE BAY AREA
BRAVE BAY AREA is a transformative mentoring program designed to enrich and empower the lives of young people in need. At the core of our mission is the belief that every person deserves support, connection, and healing. We offer wellness connection groups and mentor programming that is specifically designed to meet the needs of youth who may be struggling with emotional or mental challenges due to trauma, exploitation, or adverse experiences. Our mentors are passionate about helping every individual thrive and reach their full potential. Come join our community today and begin your journey towards healing and growth.
What We Offer
Brave Mentoring Groups: Our Brave Mental Wellness Group Mentoring is dedicated to providing a safe and empowering space for students through our comprehensive trauma informed mentorship programs. We partner with School Social Work Specialists to ensure that our mentors are supportive and adaptable to the unique needs and cultures of each school environment. We support the Continuum of Care in our community partnerships, and emphasize the use of connection and recovery tools to better support students on their journey of growth and healing, understanding that each student deserves to be Seen and Heard and Affirmed. Contact us to learn more about being a part of the Brave Group Mentoring community.
Community Response and Reach
Community Response and Reach is a great option for youth moving through challenges to connect with mentors and other youth experiencing life challenges. Our only goal at BRAVE BAY AREA is to make you feel safe and supported, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
"They may not remember what you said, and they may not remember what you did, but they will remember how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
Individual Mentoring Options
If you’re not sure which program meets your needs, contact us to discuss your options. Our goal is to help you navigate whatever challenges you are facing. We work with other community organizations to provide information and solutions that will help you find the right fit. We see you, you matter, you are not alone. You can also check out our resource area for more options.
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The Importance of Human Connection
The pandemic has shown us just how important human connection and community are to our wellbeing. At BRAVE BAY AREA, we're committed to fostering a sense of connection through our Supportive Mentoring Programming. Our tailored programming provide a safe and inclusive space where you can connect with others . We want you to feel seen and heard. To know that you are valued and appreciated for the unique person you are. We understand that most of us aren't looking just for attention, but rather genuine human connection. Join us today and build meaningful connections that will support you through life's ups and downs. You are a treasure!
Learning to Cope
Anxiety and regret can weigh heavily on our minds, making it difficult to focus on the present moment. At BRAVE BAY AREA, we offer coping strategies to help you manage these emotions. One such strategy is focused breathing exercises, which can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. These exercises are easy to do and can be done anywhere, making them a great tool for managing stress in your daily life.
Understanding Your Emotions
At Brave Bay Area, we believe in the power of emotional intelligence. Our mentoring programming helps individuals develop self-awareness and learn to manage their emotions in a healthy way. We teach our participants that emotions are not good or bad, but rather a natural response to the world around us. By understanding the messages our emotions are sending us, and seeing them as indicators and not dictators, we can make better decisions and improve our overall mental and emotional health.
Coming together in Support
BRAVE BAY AREA is a Chapter of Brave Global, for more than 4 years, and is dedicated to designing unique preventative programming and mentoring that sees our youth emotionally and mentally healthy and passionate about their future.
Locally we are in partnership with Turntable Housing, a non-profit organization, who is dedicated to the areas of Trauma Response and Recovery for those impacted by Juvenile Justice, Exploitation/Trafficking, and in need of housing. Together we work to provide a Continuum of Care, and believe that every person deserves a chance at a healthy and productive life. Join us!