About Us

MISSION

 GIFT offers inclusion-based programs and advocacy for marginalized teens and young adults who experience intellectual delays, cultural differences, language barriers or other social limitations and challenges. 


VISION

 An inclusive world where teens and young adults who have experienced adversities and challenges are equipped with the confidence to successfully transition into adulthood.


VALUES

We value opportunities that inspire organic friendships that will support and foster independence.

Purpose

  • To guide and inspire friendships and transitions for teens and young adults who experience marginalization through intellectual delays, cultural differences, language barriers or social limitations and challenges, among others
  • To sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that reduce marginalization and promote socialization, employability, independence, and offer unique and meaningful experiences
  • To host educational and informational opportunities for caregivers, families and other interested parties which create awareness, enhance quality of life and improve opportunities in an individual’s community
  • To support and/or create initiatives that will provide or inform about resources in areas of need
  • To advocate for the accurate representation of individuals who are marginalized in society across a variety of settings