MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
RAISING THE BAR
At the Young Center, we believe that our children are the future leaders of our nation. We also believe there comes a time in life when young people must learn how to stand up and accept their responsibility for helping to shape the world in which they live. We believe that time is now. For over 20 years, our organization has been committed to preparing our youth to become future leaders of their communities and empowering them with the tools they will need to succeed.
To help them face the unique challenges of the 21st Century, we raise the bar and inspire our youth to leap to new heights. We provide them with enriching educational programs that expose them to innovative ideas and unique opportunities to learn and grow. We encourage them to strive for academic excellence and pursue higher learning to broaden their horizon and create greater pathways to success in life.
We are concerned with the alarming rise of youth apathy in our nation. So we reconnect our youth to their civic responsibility by creating opportunities for them to serve and give back to their community as ambassadors for positive social change.
We are concerned that the breakdown of the American family structure is producing dysfunctional children who lack empathy and the ability to interact effectively with others. So we identify and bring together youth from diverse backgrounds and communities and teach them how to find common ground and work together to achieve their common goals.
Through our efforts, we intend to cultivate a new generation of ethical leaders and engaged citizens committed to working together to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and bring about positive change in our nation. That is our mission and goal. We accept this challenge knowing that we cannot do it alone. So we work together in partnership with colleges, education agencies, businesses, and community groups to create effective programs and opportunities that benefit our diverse youth population.
As always, we thank you for your support and welcome the opportunity to work together with you in the near future -- for our children.
William A. Young