MISSION: A gift from Justin Aaberg to all youth; create safe environments where young people can be themselves in a bully-free zone, achieve self-confidence and be proud of who they are.
WHY: A student cannot learn unless his or her basic needs are being met. Justin’s Gift works to fulfill the needs of youth based on the Maslow’s Hierarchy Theory of Needs. Until youth’s basic needs are met, they are not able to focus on learning. Life is challenging enough, without the additional challenge of not having a formal education. A priority of Justin’s Gift is to inspire youth to complete their education. Justin’s Gift will help fill the following needs: belonging, self-esteem, self-respect, and ultimately a realization of their importance in the world.