Dent Education promotes equity by empowering under-resourced youth to discover and develop their innate creative potential to shape the world around them.
We strive to be an anti-oppression organization. We believe societal institutions are unjustly designed and maintained in ways that disproportionately harm marginalized communities. From criminal justice, housing, health care, transportation, education and more: oppression is entrenched in our social systems.
The students we serve experience oppression based on the intersections of race, socioeconomics, age, and various aspects of their identities and lived experience. Systemic oppression stifles one’s ability to express themselves, hinders access to resources and opportunities, and violates the human right to achieve agency and choice in life.