The Tenacity Employability Skills Curriculum centers on the development of three character strengths: poise, initiative and tenacity. The objective is to train students to adopt and apply these three character strengths to their own professional work habits. This overarching philosophy binds each discrete lesson into a coherent theme. While Tenacity teaches the acquisition of individual skills, it goes further to develop the habits and mindsets that will make students successful for the duration of their careers.
IAR mission is to engage under-resourced communities, marginalized youth and those impacted by the justice system by helping to improve educational opportunities and advancement, promote social and emotional learning, strengthen family and community ties, and to break the cycle of inter-generational incarceration.