Ben’s Lighthouse establishes programs that empower young people to develop the self-awareness, empathy and social connections they need to find and share their own light.

We strive to create safe and supportive, trauma-informed youth-centered spaces for developing empathy and empowering it into action. Our programs empower kids to become actively engaged in social issues in their community and beyond. Involvement in service and volunteering helps build compassion, self-awareness and social connection – the building blocks for healthy social and emotional growth.

Our community events seek to build and strengthen community. Our outreach efforts to other communities impacted by disaster or tragedy help build powerful and lasting connections and give our youth an opportunity to help others who have faced adversity.

We help young people find their unique ability to make a difference in the world; to be beacons of hope and change; to be the light and lead the way.