In order to fix the issues in our city we MUST stop simply talking. Here are some folks doing some really great things to invest in the youth in this city. We can no longer ignore our youth if we want to truly change this city.
making a difference through athletics
MissionThe A-TEAM is a Discipleship/Mentor program designed to positively impact, influence and encourage "At Risk" students in the following areas: Attendance Articulation Attitude Academics and Aspiration.NEED = Teens at NORTHWEST PREP ACADEMY lack appropriate adult role models in their lives to assist them with setting constructive life goals and keeping them on a path to achieve them.
SOLUTION = Former Memphis Tiger Detric Golden will identify at risk students and place them on his A-TEAM. While on the A-TEAM Golden will mentor them, assist them in setting life goals, provide inspirational speakers, and support the A-TEAMS' efforts to achieve their goals.
INTENDED RESULTS = The A-TEAM will increase in self-discipline, improve their academic performance, not drop out of school, and avoid engagement in risky behaviors.
From the A-Team Website-
Making a difference through music
A movement comprised of music, motivation, training, morals, and mentors; all working together to inspire students to strive for and achieve excellence. We have found that students will only strive for what they are inspired to achieve. Whether positive or negative, young people naturally cling to what motivates them. They will take this motivation into their adulthood as a dream in progress, regardless if it is good or bad. U CAN BE works to provide good and positive motivation, mentoring, and training for youth in order to see them achieve overall success in life. Taken from Reality Records website