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Tribes is a program that promotes social and academic development by creating a positive learning environment. The group development process concentrates on both resilience and the stages of human development. Staff integrate curricula through active learning strategies to engage students in meaningful learning and peer leadership.

Accepted to the Portfolio: July 2011

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Children are actively involved in their own learning
  • Children feel included and appreciated by peers and staff
  • Children are respected for their different abilities, cultures, gender, interests and dream
  • Children have positive expectations from others that they will succeed

Long Term Outcomes

  • Children have the knowledge, skills and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world

Target Population


  • Kindergarten¬† - 12th Grade

Service Area

  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)