The mission of Fighting 4 Youth is to be the compass that gives direction, empowers, trains, and positively impacts youth and those who serve them. This is accomplished through seminars/workshops for adults, parenting workshops, interactive youth presentations, and sex/relationship workshops for youth. The messages are reinforced through a number of resources we offer consisting of bestselling books, powerful pledge cards, and cutting edge posters to name a few.
Our objective is to effectively model, teach, and communicate the need to recognize the potential and positive impact this generation possesses. This is an effort to equip them in utilizing their talents, skills, and abilities to fulfill their purpose in life and replenish what’s lost in society as a whole. The aim is to produce more leaders by combating the culture we live in which produces more followers than anything else. True leadership is to produce more leaders not more followers, which is the foundation of our existence.
As models and leaders of our young people, it is not only an opportunity, but an obligation to reach and teach the minds of our youth. It's their nature to resist, but it's a responsibility to hold them to a standard of something to resist against. One fact still remains, that you teach what you know, but reproduce what you are. The duplication process and method of demonstrating leadership is what we pride ourselves on. The culture we live in changes rapidly, along with the youth in it, BUT what never changes is the passion it takes to reach them, the message to inspire them, and the relationships to keep them engaged.
The battle for the hearts and minds of our young people are up for grabs because many of them believe in nothing, so they can be made to believe in anything. It’s evident in their expression of “ANGER” fueled by loss of identity, broken homes, negative self-concept, and them feeling as if their life has no purpose or value. They're being educated more by movies and music, than they are by their parents. Young adults need someone to tell and show them who they are, instead of allowing the media to corrupt them with who they are not.
Young people today live in a jungle of media cyberspace paralleled with distorted cultural norms that communicate anything goes. So often, teens search for themselves in media imagery and end up lost in the process. The role of society should be to improve every generation by sharing knowledge and information from previous experiences. The generation at hand is “At Risk” for not only destroying knowledge and information, but all generations who they’ve preceded due to their lack of identity and direction.