Help Their Future Now

We are excited to share that the Principles of Success Program continues to inform and inspire young men of color to strive for excellence!  Our 2018 program year is off to an impressive start.  As a reminder, our primary goals are to:

1.     Continue to help young men of color reach their full potential in life by connecting them with highly successful, professional African-American men who have overcome many of the same obstacles the participants face. 

2.     Enhance participation of alumni who have previously graduated from the program with these goals in mind: 

·       Relationship building - Alumni have an opportunity to establish and build new relationships with the men leading the program, other alumni participants and the 2018 participant class.

·       Ensure engagement - Alumni enhance their interpersonal experience by engaging on a higher level with various members of the program.

·       Personal Growth - Alumni are able to develop their leadership skills and map their past to the present.

·       Leadership preparation and development - Alumni experience the joy of helping and giving back to others, which will likely be the beginning of a lifetime journey.  

·       Mentorship preparation – Alumni serve as peer mentors and work closely with the adult men as they perform one-on-one mentoring, which helps alumni participants learn to be leaders while giving them an opportunity to pay it forward.

NEW IN 2018!
In addition to our program for young men, starting this year we are conducting workshops for parents and caregivers of the adolescents enrolled in the Principles of Success program.  The workshops encourage, empower & educate them on the topics covered in the Principles of Success Program. The workshops  provide them the opportunity to reflect on their parenting skills and styles, discuss parenting challenges, and receive additional resources and information in a supportive environment. Additionally, parents are able to form relationships with other parents, creating an added source of support.

Principles of Success is a 100% volunteer organization; there are no paid employees. Our only source of funding is through donations. We need your help to aid us in covering the costs for 2018 participants and alumni. The Program provides all materials, books, scholarships, lunches and snacks during sessions. We conclude the program year in December with a culmination luncheon designed to celebrate all participants who completed the program. We host each participant and two guests; participants are presented with framed certificates and awards, as well as other specialty items. Because we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax deductible. 

Kindly share this GoFundMe site with others who may support our organization and these young men as well. 

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Don Dyer
Founder and Executive Director
  • Barry Pratt 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
  • Robert Huber 
    • $150 
    • 48 mos
  • Billy Heard 
    • $500 
    • 49 mos
  • Bill Newton 
    • $500 
    • 50 mos
  • Tom Ryan 
    • $300 
    • 51 mos
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Vicki Silverman 
Los Angeles, CA
Principles of Success Motivational Program 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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