We Are United To Use Our Strengths
To Put Your Struggles In The Past
“We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible. Master yourself, and become king of the world around you. Let no odds, chastise- ment, exile, doubt, fear, or ANY mental virus prevent you from accomplishing your dream. NEVER be a victim of life: BE ITS CONQUEROR!”
– Mike Norton
We are a group dedicated to making a change in our community working with at risk youth in there endeavors to become successful as we build their leadership skills so that they may be able to use their struggles and life experiences as strengths to be successful in their lives but also become better mentors to their peers in the community as they turn their lives around and share their experience ,we are devoted to making an impact by providing a positive environment and sense of culture for our youth to feel welcomed to express and speak out upon things that they have been through in their lives and the impact the community has had on them or others around them, as our youth proceed through their journey they have the ability to become leaders and with the help of our mentorship they can be trained to become certified peer to peer mentors and further there reach to youth in need, the Y.A.U.T.S. Group is empowered to provide numerous resources for our youth to help them become successful, our target is at risk youth but we welcome any and all youth with open arms.
Research Is On Our Side
Research has shown that as students get older they are more likely to turn to their peers for help(Petrosino et al., 2010;US DOE,2013).
Research also suggests that when peers engage each other for help with bullying, the problem stops or is alleviated in more then 50% of the cases (Hawkins, Pepler, & Craig, 2001).
Peer mentorship programs in schools can achieve increases in the use of critical thinking skills, improvement in interpersonal skills, and increase in the use of conflict resolution skills.
Why We Do This
“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accom-plishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present”
– Steve Goodier