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 of passionate volunteers who collaborate together 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 local contracted service providers. Overall, we receive support from 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. She was initially assisting by personally babysitting but also school transportation and homework help. Alexandra and Vivian became excellent 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 in 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 assist but also hope and inspiration to those families in need of adjusting to unfamiliar surroundings. She believes you can become an essential 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."
Alvin Codner will focus his efforts on diversity of programming and community offerings; Arts (Fine/Media); assist with Academia support. He is a Clark-Atlanta University graduate (Fine Arts) as well as obtaining Masters at both Florida Atlantic University (Public Administration, Concentration Non-Profit Management) and Life University's (Positive Psychology). Individually that were providing direction to Mr. Codner told him that he wouldn't make it through the public school system himself, is ready to return to make an impact on the lives of community youth. He will also bring a focus on diversity for TeachThemYoungER. Diversity is an essential item when it comes to holistic growth within a community. Regardless of the change, you attempt to make if it deals with a group of people, not just to speak on ethnicity, also speaking on diversity within education level, economic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, language, etc. The first step is closing the "understanding gaps" between the different cultures and generations. Having a different outlook on life and people who don't look like you will be vital to this process in building trusting relationships and bridge the understanding gap. AC is currently a Middle School Art Instructor for Polk County School Districts, and Osceola Arts... has been teaching art for the past ten years from kids to adults.
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 overall program expansion and student-athlete development within our Athletics program. Outside of TeachThemYoungER activities, he is also a football official that officiates youth, high school, and college football, where he communicates with coaches and players from a perspective of understanding and transparency as well. 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.
Our team is available and willing to work to empower our youth and communities. There is nothing like getting involved in a non-profit to give you a fresh perspective on life! You learn quickly how a little effort can make a big difference in your community. Whether donating time or services, goods or money, your generosity is appreciated by our team and especially the young people we support. At TeachThemYoungER, we provide opportunities for interning, volunteering, and, of course, are appreciative of the donations that fuel our work. Get involved in any way that you can. You will find the rewards are endless. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.
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