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Crossroads participants are supported with programming designed to have long-term impact in the areas of:

Economic independence.
Social responsibility.
Healthy relationships.

Crossroads measures the following outcomes that are proven to lead to long term impact in these areas.

Social and Emotional Competence

Acquisition of Power Skills (critical thinking, relationships, perseverance, and self regulation) are critical to success in school, college, and careers.

Postsecondary Success

The lowest income Americans who obtain a college degree are five times more likely than their peers to escape poverty.

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement is an effective path to upward mobility for young Americans.


By connecting young people to caring, consistent, and supportive adults the nation can help young people achieve their dreams, and also strengthen communities, the economy, and our country.