Highfields is a multi-service agency with a successful history of applying its strong values and proven skills to contemporary problems. The Highfields tradition of "helping people grow" began in 1962, when a group of private citizens, business people and community leaders established the original Youth Opportunity Camp for boys at risk. In early work with troubled boys, Highfields learned that in order to improve the futures of these youth, they also needed to help their families. Highfields now serves thousands of children, youth and adults each year through its many innovative programs. Establishing strong positive values, developing personal responsibility and achieving productive life goals are the essence of the Highfields experience. Through its many programs for youth, families and communities, Highfields gives individuals the tools to take life's complex, challenging issues and turn them into powerful, life-enhancing outcomes.