"Before you start to judge me, step into my shoes and walk the life I'm living and if you get as far as I am, just maybe you will see how strong I really am." -Unknown
SWITCH is our leadership program. College leaders instill SOLE's "8 Steps to Strong Leadership" in 7th-9th grade students at all levels of social development receive guidance and mentoring. They are inspired to grow into strong leaders and change their communities.
"I've been tremendously impressed to observe SWITCH grow from a seedling of an idea, to an entire cultural movement in full bloom."
-Kelly Burke, Twin Peaks Middle School Principal
"My coach taught me how to get out of a toxic relationship and now I feel so much better."
"I felt I belonged."
"I didn't realize that a lot of other people are going through the same things as me."
"My coach helped me talk through my problems and now I haven't been cutting for 4 weeks."