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About HCLF
Heart-Centered Leadership Foundation 

Welcome to the Heart-Centered Leadership Foundation, we are an organization dedicated to empowering the youth of Aruba through personal development.


At Heart-Centered Leadership Foundation, we believe that every young person has the potential to achieve greatness. We are committed to providing the necessary tools, guidance, and support to help our youth develop their skills, talents, and abilities to become leaders in their communities.

Our foundation was founded in Aruba with the aim of creating a positive impact on the lives of young people in our community. We believe that a focus on personal development is the key to unlocking their full potential. Our programs are designed to help our youth develop self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and empower youth to strengthen their inner and outer self to be able to participate in a modern world and give back to the community.
Our 5 core heart-centered values are:
Authenticity - Integrity - Compassion - Humility - Open-mindedness.

The impact of our heartwork is that we have youth in Aruba who are proactive, assertive and resilient individuals who contribute to a safe, healthy and prosperous community.

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 ''It takes a whole village to raise a child''.

We believe that in order to inspire and empower youth, our heart work is even more impactful when we involve those who work directly with youth.​​

That's why we want to inspire teachers, social workers, youth workers, team coaches, community leaders, and fellow youth leaders by offering them tools to look at and go beyond the traditional approach of communicating and engaging with youth.

Siouxsie Kock, Director of HCLF

Our Goals

Personal and Professional Development

Empowering youth to develop personally and professionally through workshops, training, and seminars.

Engagement and Participation

Promoting the engagement and participation of youth by elevating their voices, expressing their choices and sharing their talents.


Cultivating service-minded youth who give back to their community from the heart

Meet the team

It takes a special kind of team to carry out programs that inspire and empower the youth to become their better selves. Discover the faces behind our foundation who are committed to making an impact in the lives of youth in Aruba.

Appeltjes van Oranje 2022 finalist

Heart-Centered Leadership Foundation was among the 10 finalists of the Appeltjes van Oranje. The Appeltjes van Oranje are an annual recognition for social initiatives awarded by the Oranje Fonds. This year's theme was 'Kansengelijkheid voor alle jonge mensen' (equal opportunities for all young people) and HCLF was nominated for our 'Impact Activities' program for youth that promotes personal and professional development, engagement and participation, and service to the community.

You can read Xaui and Elajiah's interview here

And read more about the 2022 Appeltjes van Oranje here

We strive to achieve real results for Aruba's youth

Please find our annual repports if your interested in a more in depth review of our achievements

Get to Know Us

Our Heart Partners










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