Los Angeles, CA, USA
President at Falcons Youth and Family Services "It's Time to Teach New School Kids, Old School Values"
Falcons Youth and Family Services
At Falcons Youth and Family Services, we are strong believers in the ability of our youth to succeed. Our programming and activities are designed to help our youth reach their goals and fulfill their highest potential. We are proud of all our children, and love watching them grow into bright-minded and confident individuals. See how we’re involved in making a difference in our children’s lives.
Youth in South Los Angeles communities are faced with several disparities and challenges, including poor academics, high school dropout, gang violence, drug use, lack of social responsibility, teen pregnancy, character issues, childhood obesity and an overall sense of hopelessness, helplessness, and despair. In the spring of 2006 J Tech Institute, Inc. became a community-based organization (Falcons Youth and Family Services) and opted to use the social capitol of sports (American Football), mentoring and to promote/support the development of self-assured, future-oriented youth become positive, productive adults.
To empower disadvantaged, underserved youth to excel in life through educational services, health/nutritional awareness, physical activities, social responsibility, cultural appreciation and long-term mentoring; furthermore to rebuild youth and families by repairing the damage done by social messages that do not teach or validate personal and or social responsibility.
The Falcons Youth and Family Service Organization (FYFS), is a natural progression of the Southern California Falcons Youth Football and Cheer Program (So. Cal. Falcons). In the spring of 2005, Keith and Karen Johnson formed the So. Cal. Falcons a youth football and cheer organization. The goal of the program is to use sports as a vehicle to introduce and reinforce the concept of strong character, positive values, personal responsibility, social responsibility and academic excellence.
Our Mission is to empower youth, families, and community through educational services, health and nutritional awareness, physical activity and cultural appreciation.
Our Chapter Motto: "It's Time to Teach New School Kids, Old School Values"©
In just 5 years we have been featured on local news three times, recently an NFL development partner - USA Football as well as Access Athletes have written articles about our program. (See links below) In 2011 we were awarded the University of Notre Dame O’Leary Award, “Best of the Best” Community Service Award and the Watkins Award for Community Service.
Falcons Youth and Family Services have developed several unique an innovative programs to address challenges around health, character, education and role models.
1.Camp H.O.P.E. (Helping the Obesity Problem End) is an 8-week healthy eating and wellness education and physical fitness program for the entire family.
2. The Victory in Values program is a character development program, our program is value based. We have chosen to use the values handed down through generations within the community.
3. Our School Monitoring program is designed to give us weekly updates on our participants in five different areas.
5. Mobile Homework Trailer (MHT) is a 20-foot cargo trailer that has been transformed into a mobile classroom.
6. Our Coach/Mentor program was developed to address the lack of positive adults in the lives of our participants.
Specialties: Our Mission: To rebuild youth, families, and community by repairing the damage done by the social messages that do not teach or validate personal and or social responsibility.
To empower youth, families, and community through educational services, financial literacy, cultural appreciation, health and nutritional awareness, physical activity and social responsibility.
Our Motto: "It Time to Teach New School Kids, Old School Values" (c)
Falcons Youth and Family Services