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Youth Is Life-Athens: seeks to prevent systemic generational curses, gang
violence, mass incarceration, poverty, and negative mindsets.“It has an expiration date starting with you.”
“ A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” –
Youth Is Life-Athens helps assess and develop the steps to break generational stigmas and poverty for future generations. We have created a six-week strategic program plan. We bring awareness, by educating our families. We implement crime prevention, job training, entrepreneurial workshops, identity workshops. We have a program in place to establish a betterment for the community advocating for achievable goals for parents and children of all ages. Bringing unity back into the community.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
We want to address the unmet need in our community. We have found that our youth needs us more than ever. The youth is trapped with no place to turn. How can you arrest kids for being in the streets? There are no community centers available. Our community charges the youth for everything. We are in need of recreational centers, trade schools, performing Arts programs, internship programs, identity workshops, a safe haven from negative environments, mentorship programs, know your rights program, and justice program.
Our mission is to develop the connection between parents and their youth/children.
Bridging the generational gap through adventures, activities, community events, and
workshops. Youth Is Life will be looking to expand our services to other communities.
If you are interested and are looking to collaborate. Please give Mykeisha Ross a call or reach out via email.
Community Clean Up
Youth Is Life -Athens-Founder Mykeisha RossCommunity Clean Up Day with Youth Is Life Athens Keep Athens-Clarke County BeautifulOur organization would like to give a huge thank you for coming to our Phase 1,Community Cleanup. October 17th, 2020, Mykeisha Ross founder of Youth Is Life-Athens. Invited the Stonehenge Community and Stonehenge Youth Association to participate in the cleanup of their Community Center. None of the Stonehenge residents came to the clean up.But that didn’t stop the show! Mykeisha and Youth Is Life-Athens Board of Directors came together and had a great event. We were able to collaborate with James Johnson Coach at Athens Christian , James Brown and daughter Felicia Local Black Entrepreneur, Love & Service a local black organization One of the founders Quez Cooper. Fearless Queenz and Strong Beautiful Godly Girls also attended. Deborah Gonzalez played a huge part on this mission. . She also sponsored the T-shirts for Youth Is Life-Athens. Commissioner Jesse Houle was a very valuable player. Brittni Johnson Founder of In Christ We Play was in attendance with her Teammates Jasmine Grier and Katja Sonkeng. Thank You for coming out to our Phase 1,Community Cleanup. Youth Is Life-Athens would also like to thank #ACCSolidWaste, and #KeepingAthensClarkeCountyBeautiful. Thank you for the generous donations the equipment and supplies. Our special thanks to Panera Bread for donating the treats. Thank everyone for your dedication and support.The purpose of this project, is to prevent gang violence, keeping kids off the streets and giving the community a safe haven for children to connect and build their own world.
Mykeisha Ross Founder – Youth Is Life
The Youth Is Life Athens Board of Directors, invite you to join our board. We are looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds, fresh ideas, skills we can utilize to help grow our organization and assist our families. If you are unable to join as this time, nominate someone you know who would be a great fit for Youth Is Life! Contact Mykeisha Ross using the form below and let her know how you can help and what you would like to contribute to our organization.
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Friends, Youth Is Life is looking for volunteers for 2020 and beyond. As the year draws to a close we look back at one of the most tumultuous years in a decades. Thank you to all of our volunteers and board members who helped to make a difference despite the challenging circumstances. We have a lot to be thankful for. However we need your help to make 2021 an even better year for our families.
Please fill out our form below and let us know the following
- What you would like to do
- How you can help
- How often can you help
- If you have other family or friends who would like to volunteer
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