In order to understand who we are, you have to understand where we started.
D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. served primarily as an afterschool enrichment program for Grades 5-8. We evolved our programming to encompass our 4 Pillars of Excellence (Career Exploration, College Preparation, Leadership Development, and Life Skills) for Grades 7-12 and families. Through our 4 Pillars of Excellence, we provided a lens by which participants addressed their ability to achieve lifelong, self-defined success.