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Mission Statement Through the use of a peer-to-peer engagement model, "Success 1st" will decrease at-risk behaviors in youth that may adversely impact their quality of life. Vision Youth will have the tools they need to thrive in a multigenerational society and be successful, contributing citizens.
Success 1st (Success Frist) is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to empowering youth to share what their ideas, goals, and experiences while encouraging peers to do the same. Through workshops, volunteerism and artistic experiences, Success 1st helps youth develop the tools necessary to make sound decisions and focus on opportunities.
Success 1st seeks to ensure that youth realize the advantages of making their goals of success their primary focus. The emphasis on their future opportunities helps youth to resist destructive behaviors. Success 1st also charges youth with taking center stage, directing and leading. With the help of mentors and supporters in the community, youth deliver key messages to their peers. Furthermore, youth are encouraged to recognize their innate talents, develop their skills through practice, list their goals and begin preparing for future success today. It is structured to engage youth in artistic endeavors, strategic thinking/planning, and character building activities as a means to discourage at-risk behavior which can include violence, drug, alcohol, sexual behavior and acts of aggression.