Our Mission Statement has been established as –
Laying The Foundation For Success
Our Vision Statement for The Resilience Foundation is –
Leaping Over Hurdles to Climb Mountains
The Resilience Foundation‘s goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on the path to adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Our plan to fund this program, will come from creating a sports complex in the 4-State Area. The complex will provide substantial funds that will be used to support the programs that are designed to mentor and foster the young people in the area.
The sports center itself will have a tremendous economic impact on the area and bring in even more leadership for the young people in the 4-State Area. Our sports center will be similar to one that is in Hamilton, Ohio.
Over the next few years, according to The National Center for Education Statistics, it is expected that the enrollment in the schools in the 4-State Area will increase by 4% per year. Currently, we have about 44,000 students enrolled in public schools within a 25-mile radius. In the 2021 school year, it is expected that there will be more than 48,000 students in the 25-mile radius; 130,000 in the 50-mile radius and more than a half a million students in the 100-mile radius.
One of the causes of children failing to thrive academically in the US has been proven to be poverty. The 4-State Area includes some of the most poverty stricken areas in the country. Less than 20% of students, nationwide, that come from a poverty level environment go on to college. The Resilience Foundation will provide an environment for some of these children to help them to understand that they can change their lives and help them to break the chain of poverty.