New Earth provides mentor-based arts, educational, and vocational programs that empower juvenile justice and system-involved youth ages 13-25 to transform their lives, move toward positive, healthier life choices, and realize their full potential as contributing members of our community.

WE CREATE POSITIVE LIFE CHOICES FOR SYSTEM-INVOLVED YOUTH.

In affiliation with YouthBuild USA, New Earth is able to offer our young people career and college pathways, as well as job opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. Our programs provide the most vulnerable young people the ability to rebuild their communities and their lives, breaking the cycle of poverty with a commitment to work, education, family, and community.

OUR PROGRAMS

F.L.O.W.

F.L.O.W. (Fluent Love of Words) poetry and music program focuses on helping young people discover and craft their inner voice, share their experiences, and express themselves through art. We offer F.L.O.W. throughout youth detention facilities, continuation schools, group homes, and at our own Arts & Leadership Center. 

Youth Diversion

In collaboration with the Culver City Police Department, the Culver City School District, and LA County, our Youth Diversion & Development program serves young people who would be arrested and or/expelled from school within city limits.

F.L.O.W. (Fluent Love of Words) poetry and music program focuses on helping young people discover and craft their inner voice, share their experiences, and express themselves through art. We offer F.L.O.W. throughout youth detention facilities, continuation schools, group homes, and at our own Arts & Leadership Center. 

In collaboration with the Culver City Police Department, the Culver City School District, and LA County, our Youth Diversion & Development program serves young people who would be arrested and or/expelled from school within city limits.

Down to Earth

Gardening is proven to be an effective therapeutic tool that is known to decrease stress levels and anxiety. This sense of peace helps our students face their frustrations and challenges while giving them a positive outlet for their expression. In a therapeutic sense, if students enjoy the fruits of their labor, they are more inclined to complete and enjoy their personal goals.

Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries wilderness expeditions take outstanding alumni on day trips and week-long camping trips, allowing them time for reflection and restoration before they return to their home environment. These journeys into the wilderness allow participants to reflect and root themselves in nature.

Gardening is proven to be an effective therapeutic tool that is known to decrease stress levels and anxiety. This sense of peace helps our students face their frustrations and challenges while giving them a positive outlet for their expression. In a therapeutic sense, if students enjoy the fruits of their labor, they are more inclined to complete and enjoy their personal goals.

Beyond Boundaries wilderness expeditions take outstanding alumni on day trips and week-long camping trips, allowing them time for reflection and restoration before they return to their home environment. These journeys into the wilderness allow participants to reflect and root themselves in nature.

OUR SERVICES

Youth
Mentorship

Our mentorship program matches the young people we serve with individuals who are dedicated to supporting them in their goals and day to day challenges. Our mentors expose the young people they are matched to with new opportunities and experiences and provide another arm of support that works to contribute to New Earth’s positive outcomes, including less than 7% of our youth recidivating back into the system. We believe that mentorship is vital to young people’s success.

Trauma-Informed Support

The work we do with young people would be incomplete without much-needed full wrap-around and coordinated care that responds to the needs of each individual. Our team of professionals led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) addresses the barriers each young person is experiencing and provides a variety of supportive services that help young people get on their feet, stand tall and reach for the sky.

High School
Diploma Pathway

New Earth and our Charter High School partner Da Vinci RISE provide our young people with the opportunity to earn a High School Diploma. Da Vinci RISE High seeks to create a highly responsive, holistic, and integrated educational model that meets the unique needs of youth navigating foster care, housing instability, probation, and/or other circumstances that have caused disruptions in their academic journeys. Through the facilitation of a flex-scheduling, credit recovery model, students are given the voice and choice needed to accomplish their academic goals while honoring the additional responsibilities they have in their lives. By engaging students through a relationship-focused learning experience we help our young people overcome individual obstacles and systemic barriers. 

 

Our mentorship program matches the young people we serve with individuals who are dedicated to supporting them in their goals and day to day challenges. Our mentors expose the young people they are matched to with new opportunities and experiences and provide another arm of support that works to contribute to New Earth’s positive outcomes, including less than 7% of our youth recidivating back into the system. We believe that mentorship is vital to young people’s success.

The work we do with young people would be incomplete without much-needed full wrap-around and coordinated care that responds to the needs of each individual. Our team of professionals led by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) addresses the barriers each young person is experiencing and provides a variety of supportive services that help young people get on their feet, stand tall and reach for the sky.

New Earth and our Charter High School partner Da Vinci RISE provide our young people with the opportunity to earn a High School Diploma. Da Vinci RISE High seeks to create a highly responsive, holistic, and integrated educational model that meets the unique needs of youth navigating foster care, housing instability, probation, and/or other circumstances that have caused disruptions in their academic journeys. Through the facilitation of a flex-scheduling, credit recovery model, students are given the voice and choice needed to accomplish their academic goals while honoring the additional responsibilities they have in their lives. By engaging students through a relationship-focused learning experience we help our young people overcome individual obstacles and systemic barriers. 

 

OUR FOUNDER, DR. HARRY GRAMMER,
OBAMA FELLOW

Harry founded New Earth in 2004 and has been helping to reform the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles ​County ever since. He earned his Ph.D. in Community, Liberation, & Eco-Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara and is now the Board Chair of its Alumni Association. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero, and in 2018 ​he was selected ​as one of 20 inaugural Obama Foundation Fellows from over 20,000 applicants in 191 countries. He brings his leadership and lived experience, with a background in teaching arts and advocacy to systems-impacted youth, to his continuing work as a nationwide activist and educator.

OUR FOUNDER, DR. HARRY GRAMMER,
OBAMA FELLOW

Harry founded New Earth in 2004 and has been helping to reform the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles ​County ever since. He earned his Ph.D. in Community, Liberation, & Eco-Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara and is now the Board Chair of its Alumni Association. In 2017, Harry was honored as a CNN Hero, and in 2018 ​he was selected ​as one of 20 inaugural Obama Foundation Fellows from over 20,000 applicants in 191 countries. He brings his leadership and lived experience, with a background in teaching arts and advocacy to systems-impacted youth, to his continuing work as a nationwide activist and educator.

OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FREEE

Formally Free of System Involvement - 93% of our members remain free from incarceration

Regularly Housed - 100% of our young people employed with New Earth are now stably  housed

Employable - 70% of young people are job-ready and placed in outside employment

Educationally Advanced - 82% have graduated high school or are currently enrolled

Emotionally Balanced - 80%  learned  how to manage emotions

We serve over 300 young people weekly

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Less than 7% of our youth recidivate

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We’ve placed 70% of our members in employment

New Earth

6001 Bristol Pkwy #200
Culver City, CA
90230

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