We are advocates. We are ambitious, leaders, students and unique individuals who are ready to see change in this world and are eager to pursue it. As a non-profit, our team is compiled of passionate volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of individuals across the world. We encourage the exchange of ideas through various youth, parenting and family programs. Under effective leadership, we will bring together organizations and services with the community for a common goal…to TeachThemYoungER.
We rely strongly upon the generosity of others. Our programs and services are run primarily by volunteers, and are supported through corporate contributions, foundations, grants, and individual donors.
Below are the bios of the Board of TeachThemYoungER
Alexandra was a victim of circumstance back in 2007. Alexandra was "downsized" during the recession, as were many Americans. She was a single mother, without a job and raising two young children. She found out, first hand, what it meant to feel in need of some help. "I was too prideful to ask for help but you know you need it." So she persevered and someone noticed her resolve and how she adapted to her surroundings. Dr. Vivian Haynes, President and founder of Sisters Helping Sisters In Need, Inc., assisted Alexandra in many ways. Initially assisting by personally babysitting but also school transportation and homework help. Alexandra and Vivian became very good friends and colleagues. Alexandra worked closely with Dr. Haynes, who soon became a mentor, and she showed Alexandra the benefits organizations like hers provide to women in need.
Alexandra shares stories of Dr. Haynes's contributions to the community and that is why she wants to do her part to help other families in need. "I depended on the resources given within the community and received the assistance through non-profit organizations that helped me get on my feet," she states. "I am dedicated to returning the favor and also make a positive change our community."
Alexandra wants to help families stay together, stay positive and to learn how to maintain a steady course to empower our youth. She understands how tough it can be; sometimes thinking there is no hope. TeachThemYoungER is her way to give assistance but also hope and inspiration to those families in need or adjusting to unfamiliar surroundings. She believes you can become an important piece of your community. "..and if we can get together and give of our time, knowledge and resources, we can make a tremendous impact in our communities. We want our youth to know that, regardless of their circumstances, they can become successful."
What do you like to do outside of TeachThemYoungER?
I enjoy taking walks, meditating, spending time with my family and making candles and lotions with essential oils.
Why are you passionate about THIS organization and THIS mission?
TeachThemYoungER is AMAZING! We have an environment where anything is possible. Where our youth are learning life skills while working together in team sports. Where parents are learning ways to manage stress, eat healthier for less and learn ways to save money, regardless of income. We want to empower parents to make positive change and lead their families by being the example they want to see in the world.
What is your vision for the organization?
I see TeachThemYoungER Centers throughout North America. These centers will have an array of services for parents and young adults as well as sports programs for youth. We will be able to provide basic needs to the less fortunate and create strong ties in the community.
In his younger days, Anthony split time between the SF Bay area and Central New Jersey. Anthony was a natural athlete that played football, baseball, and basketball through high school and chose to focus on basketball in college. During those years, teachers, coaches and older athletes/mentors became an integral part of his maturity and sparked his interest to become an educator and coach. Inspired at an invitational basketball camp in Pocono Mountains one summer, Anthony quickly developed a deep passion for mentoring and coaching athletes. This resolve stuck with him and almost 30 years later, he is beginning to provide support to our communities.
Anthony is heavily involved with program expansion and student-athlete development within our sports program. He is also a football official and officiates youth, high school and college football. He communicates with coaches and players from a perspective of understanding and transparency.
Mr. Moore is one of the Vice Presidents of our organization and is happy spending his days empowering individuals that he comes in contact with daily. Anthony doesn’t just “talk the talk but he walks the walk” by being a driving factor in the overall organizational development. He is determined to expand the positive relationship building techniques of our youth and young parents’ one program at a time.
What do you like to do outside of TeachThemYoungER?
I am football official and I love all things basketball related including coaching; I love spending time with my family and friends; oh yeah…cooking. I am the “Ref Chef”
How has your life changed since becoming involved with TeachThemYoungER?
I have a whole lot less free time. I used to work in IT field as a Software Quality Assurance consultant for almost 20 years. I decided to dedicate full-time effort to TeachThemYoungER in March of 2017. I have realized that I absolutely love helping others and my passion is known by most people who know me. I am working towards to focus my energy and efforts into TTY and our message to assist our communities.
Ask me about … My kids, my desire to ride my Harley across the country or my battle with cancer