To inspire and empower kids, teens and young adults to overcome their challenges and live richer lives
To install belief and self-confidence in young adults so they can dream more and become more. I want to plant seeds of hope and belief and create positive ripples.
LET'S CHANGE LIVES TOGETHER AND PLANT SEEDS OF HOPE AND BELIEF.
HOW? My summer mission is to provide FREE community workshops for the Las Vegas and Henderson (challenged) youth during the summer months and change the lives of as many kids and young adults as possible. They are the future. The objective is to provide a platform to elevate confidence, strengthen leadership and communication skills, and to increase their belief in achieving great things. The focus is on teens who live in challenging circumstances, though the reach is beyond that.I will be speaking at as many community based events that are focused on our youth. I will create FREE workshops for the youth and parents who wish to attend and be a part of the success story. I will partner with the community to optimize the impact.
Improved communication skills.
Increased ability to work with others.
Become effective leaders.
Value the importance and impact of service to others.
Develop more inclusive and diverse mindsets.
WHEN? My first event is June 9th for Devil Pups. The mission will continue until the end of August and is not limited to Henderson and Las Vegas.
WHY? I want to plant seeds of hope and belief and create positive ripples.
STORY: As a "victim" of child abuse in its many forms, including sexual abuse, I relate to the challenges that our youth faces who come from broken homes, financially challenged circumstances and abusive backgrounds. They lack confidence, belief and resources to overcome, pursue dreams and taste success and self-worth.
I was fortunate to defy statistics with the help of a few role models who gave me hope and a path... I came to America to live my dream by way of Cirque du Soleil. I have since experienced other successes as an small business owner. I feel compelled to give back, inspire and empower others, in particular kids and young adults. I have written two books about the topic and speak on the subject as a motivational speaker.
BENEFITS OF MENTORSHIP: There are endless academic studies that illustrate the value and positive impact that youth programs and mentorship have on an array of life outcomes for teens and young adults.
The following statistics were compiled by, Social Work License Map.
Youth with mentors have increased likelihood of going to college, better attitudes toward school, increased social and emotional development, and improved self-esteem.
59 percent of mentored teenagers earn better grades.
27 percent of mentored youth are less likely to begin using alcohol.
52 percent of mentored youth are less likely to skip school.
Research studies agree. Based on 55 studies of mentoring programs, there is a benefit of program participation for youth, with at-risk youth being most likely to benefit.
Beyond statistics are the priceless intangibles such as delivering HOPE BELIEF RESILIENCE