MEET THE TEAM


GREATNESS WITH NEW IMAGE YOUTH CENTER
Growing up in the Parramore community in Orlando carries greater risks than nearly every other community in America. Named the twenty-fifth most dangerous neighborhood in the US in 2010, the area is home to poverty, gangs, violence and other scars seen in big cities across the country. As residents transition from high school into adulthood many lose hope, beaten down by the challenges of their immediate surroundings without a way to take control of circumstances and make critical decisions needed to change their fortune and their destiny. Others rise to in the face of those challenges, creating a foundation of strength from their experiences and achieve greatness.

That’s where New Image Youth Center enters the picture, giving its students (1) a safe haven and the opportunity to dream; (2) experiences to influence those dreams; and (3) tools to achieve their dreams. With an emphasis on the importance of education and hard work, New Image Youth Center is graduating students from high school, and currently has 13 students in college, including the youngest member of the PhD program in Computer Science at Auburn University.

The Give Team is a leadership program composed primarily of middle school and high school students from the New Image Youth Center, 

GIVE TEAM OBJECTIVES


  • Expose Give Team members to the process of (a) setting a goal; (b) making a plan; (c) executing their plan; and (d) overcoming challenges.
  • Instill in each team an understanding that before leading others, one must first understand how to lead him or herself. To that end, there is a focus on the key leadership concepts of respect, loyalty, strength of character, integrity and the importance of embracing hard work required to achieve greatness. 
  • Teach Give Team members how to build their network by forging relationships with influential members of the community.
  • Find ways to automate much of what each Team Member seeks to accomplish by establishing positive rituals and making the right choices.
  • Teach Give Team members to understand when they’re strongest, and when they’re at their weakest, and adjusting their plan based on that knowledge.

STEVE (COLLEGE SOPHOMORE)


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JEFF (HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR)


 

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JEAN (HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR)


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CHRIS (8TH GRADE)


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PAUL (HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR)


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