The purpose of the INSTEP  Committee is to support youth and teens in our community to develop mental health resilience, life skills, self-esteem and a feeling of belonging and inclusion. INSTEP provides service, resources and support to key community partners serving the teen population of our area, partnering with agencies such as (but not limited to) Yes to Youth and Giving Gown Foundation to provide teens with access to needs regularly cited as essential for teen development. The mission of the committee will focus on the qualities of resilience, inclusion, skills, empowerment, education and progress.