At TomTod, we think middle schoolers are pretty amazing. And not just because they exist in this awesome space where they still possess childlike imagination while discovering their place in the world.
We think middle schoolers are incredible humans because science says they are!
But most people don’t exactly feel fuzzy feelings when they think of middle school.
And because of that, middle schoolers are forgotten about—told they have potential to do something “someday” instead of valued for their perspective now.
So we decided to do something about that.
Programs We Offer
With week-long camps and mini-camps, there’s something for every middle schooler.
We connect middle school teams to community resources, idea advocates, and seed funding to launch their idea.
What Sets Us Apart
We think middle schoolers’ perspectives are important for our communities. Our programming allows students to not only explore different parts of their community, but also empowers them to see themselves as community leaders by engaging in community development.
Middle Schoolers Matter
Students don’t just listen to what adults are saying about their community. They have a voice and opportunities to put their ideas into action.
Our programs are often compared to many community leadership programs offered to adults. Because we’re a direct service organization, we’re committed to building a staff of early adolescent experts.
Who is doing this work?