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The primary objective of The S.E.N.S.E.S. Foundation is to equip the youth of this region with the necessary knowledge and values that would give them the greatest opportunity to lead a happy, healthy and successful adulthood.


The S.E.N.S.E.S. Foundation understands that this is a multi-layered and consistent process. We have constructed all of our functional objectives around the achievement of our aforementioned common goal. Each objective is written as an attainable cause and we have identified effects that the success of our program will directly have on the community.




Mission Of The S.E.N.S.E.S. Foundation











  • Decrease the rate of teen marijuana use (and other controlled substances) amongst youth in WNY by educating teens on the health and social risks of abuse.



  • Increase student attendance rates at low performing high schools through our incentive based curriculum  and with the help of our “Parents As Partners” program by 5% per year.




  • Decrease the rate of teen pregnancy amongst youth through education, mentorship, and self esteem building for males and females.




  • Help break the stigma of mental illness and mental illness treatment options.





  • Start a financial history through a savings account for 100% of S.E.N.S.E.S. participants.






  • Increase the graduation rate amongst low performing high schools.

  • Decrease the emergence of undiagnosed mental illnesses in teens.






  • Decrease the number of one parent households living below the poverty line.

  • Increase the number of students entering college or vocational training directly after high school.






  • Decrease threats of youth violence and deviant behavior while unsupervised.

  • Increase the efficiency of public school teachers and administration staff.

  • Increase academic achievement amongst students in low performing high schools.







  • Decrease the number of undiagnosed and or untreated mental illnesses amongst youth.





  • Improve financial literacy into adulthood.

  • Provide seed money for education based expenses.







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