Programs & Services
The ExcelGDS flagship program is the Excel program, which provides a holistic range of services—therapeutic, educational, and recreational—for teens, as well as for their caretakers and families.
ExcelGDS provides internships and training for aspiring youth workers and mental
health professionals on how to effectively work with at-risk youth. In addition, ExcelGDS provides Intergenerational Wellness Facilitator (IWF) training on how to work with elders with dementia through the power of music.
Excel Alive Inside, is an ExcelGDS initiative in collaboration with Alive Inside Coalition, an intergenerational program where youth connect with elders with dementia combining Excel’s proven-successful Reach Our Potential! model and Alive Inside’s Empathy Guide.
The Community Advocacy Program ensures the continuation, utilization, and creation of supportive therapeutic, educational and recreational services.