Truly Valued Inc

A nonprofit organization

Truly Valued is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and equipping young individuals with the necessary skills and support to thrive as successful adults. Our purpose is to foster personal growth, develop essential life skills, and promote a strong sense of identity among youth.

Our organization's primary goal is to cultivate a positive and nurturing environment where young people can flourish and reach their full potential. Through a range of programs and initiatives, we aim to enhance their academic performance, boost employability, reduce recidivism, and improve overall well-being. We believe in nurturing the personal growth and self-discovery of young individuals. Our programs foster a positive and supportive environment where youth can explore their interests, talents, and passions. We encourage them to develop a strong sense of self-identity, self-esteem, and resilience, empowering them to navigate challenges and make informed life choices.

Truly Valued is committed to empowering young individuals, fostering personal growth, and equipping them with the skills needed to thrive in adulthood. Through our supportive programs, outcome tracking, follow-up surveys, and community engagement, we strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth and adults that we serve.

I AM Academy

I AM Academy will include weekly character and confidence building programs for youth in elementary, middle and high school, a summer program, and community engagement for families. All programs use the evidence- based curricula of The Nurturing Parenting program.

Success for I Am Academy participants is defined and determined by 80% of participants showing positive behavior changes in two or more of the four pillars of building character, confidence, education opportunities, and self-esteem and awareness. 

I AM Academy results as of April 2024- (11 sites)

  • 96 of 112 (86%) named two things they learned that represented building character, confidence, opportunities, and self-esteem and awareness. 
  • 96 of 112 (86%) indicated that they are doing something differently such as choosing better friends, improving their behavior and focusing on improving their grades. 
  • 108 of 112 (96%) stated that they respect themselves more and are better aware of their surroundings as a result of what they learned.

Nurturing Families Program

The Nurturing Families Program®  is a family-centered program designed for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Both parents with children birth to 18 years participate group-based. Lessons are competency-based ensuring parental learning and mastery of skills. 

Nurturing Families results as of May 2024

Success for participants in the Nurturing Families program is defined by 70% of them demonstrating improvement on pre- and post-tests.

  • 40 out of 50 (80%) participants achieved this target.

70% of participants will exhibit positive behavior changes in at least two out of the three pillars: confidence, opportunities, and relationships.

  • 48 out of 50 (96%) participants achieved this target.

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Organization name

Truly Valued Inc

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Children & Family


2250 Myrtle St
Sarasota, FL 34234



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