As a gang intervention initiative for youth in conflict with the law, the 9 Heaven's Healing Academy draws emphasis on responsibility combined with life skills development and the opportunity to explore various aspects of the healing process. The approach includes relocating youth from Jane & Finch area of Toronto to Alliston, in the Georgian Bay region of Ontario. At the weekend camps, participants benefit from new experiences that aim to enhance the youths' self-worth, honour, purpose, esteem, respect, and confidence. This three-year initiative will produce a set of integrated curriculum modules for the 9 Heavens Academy including the following: life skills, mental health and illicit substance; vocational learning that is applicable to different learning styles and fosters marketable employment skills; cultural teaching based on the principles of 9 Heavens; wilderness survival training; black history curriculum; and, literacy and computer skills. The program will target 40 gang, drug and justice involved youth over the three year period and will include 60 weekend camps.