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Higher Ground


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About Us

We are leading Arizona’s adaptation of the full-service Community Schools Model, Restart SMART. Our school-based teams work directly with youth, families, and schools toward locally-led success. Support Specialists work with individuals to stabilize basic needs, build life skills, and scaffold support. Ultimately, neighborhoods that have full-service Community Schools experience improved student outcomes, stronger families, and more connected networks.

Having operated for almost 20 years, Tucson residents know us for our previous after-school enrichment work at the David Bradley Wellness Center, creating youth engagement opportunities in neighborhoods with access gaps. Higher Ground now offers multiple forms of community-based work such as Restart SMART Community Schools, our BeMapt™ app, Professional Development, Consulting, AZ Coalition for Community-Schools, and Out-of-School Enrichment Time.