Supporting Youth

Our mission is to support youth in becoming effective and compassionate leaders. We provide Nonviolent Communication programs that offer leadership and collaboration skills for resolving conflict and bringing awareness and care for our shared universal needs. We work with youth and those who guide our youth at school, in organizations and at home.

NVC Next Gen

NVC is a way of relating to ourselves and others, in the present moment, free of past reactions and thoughts of the future. It is a communication based on ‘being present’ in each moment and creating a quality of connection that gets everyone’s needs met through compassionate giving and receiving. 

By learning to identify your needs and express them free of blame, as well as understanding and being present to the needs of others, you can stay connected to your authentic truth and create a life that it is more fulfilling.

In Schools

Restorative Programs

Calendar of Events

Weekly practice groups


Useful tools for NVC

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We are deeply grateful for your contribution to bringing more peace to the world.

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Our Foundation

The Teran James Young Foundation (TJYF) a 501(c)3 nonprofit established here on Maui. Our mission is to create greater peace in our schools, our community, and our world at large, transforming our planet into an environment where everyone feels safe, respected, and understood.