Domus empowers young people to rise above adversity through academic support, social-emotional skill building, and personal and practical connections that help guide them through critical junctures to become resilient, positive contributors to their communities.
The target population of the organization's Domus Knights program is incoming 9th grade students and repeat 9th grade students who are referred upon arrival and have an attendance rate between 50% and 85% and/or demonstrate behavior issues. Each student in the program is assigned a Family Advocate who engages them in an intensive, interpersonal relationship for one-on-one case management. Family Advocates also build connections with the families and teachers of their youth to help support their success, and engage the program's young people in skills-building group sessions.
The Domus Knights program stays with its youth participants until they graduate from high school, helping them to acquire the social and emotional skills, attitudes, and habits needed to graduate and be ready, willing, and able to succeed in their post-secondary environment.