Roots 4 Success provides students with opportunities to explore their identity, contextualize their place in society, and develop strategies to overcome challenges they may face as students of color in predominantly white spaces. Roots 4 Success seeks to provide a safe space for students to understand the root of those emotions, make responsible decisions that align with their values, their history, and their future legacy and empathy to develop a sense of awareness of themselves and the reciprocal impact we have on each other. Roots 4 Success seeks to raise students’ awareness and ability to navigate a white normed society to be better prepared for college and life. We also seek to support teachers in developing the skills to create safe spaces where students can explore and acquire the language, awareness and self-advocacy needed for their healthy adolescent development.