YOH President & Founder, Mr. H. Ron Brashear, passionately addressed the youth in Mabry Middle School's auditorium letting them know that they can have a sense of empowerment and courage to fight peer pressure and say NO to negative behavior related to tobacco, drugs, alcohol and violence. “I want the youth of today to know that each and every one of them is a GIANT and they can step above the negative influences they face in life and not only say NO to them, but they can be a positive influence to their friends and help them resist the negative behaviors as well," stated Mr. Brashear. That’s our primary mission behind our BE A GIANT campaign.” he said.
Mr. Brashear considered it an honor to have been invited to speak to what he termed “a distinguished school with so many high achievements and accolades." Check out Mabry Middle School’s ranking at (http://www.greatschools.net/
We encourage you to visit the Youth of Honor (YOH) Foundation website at http://www.youthofhonor.org/
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The Youth of Honor Foundation was established in 2006 after continued concern of the number of youth going through the United States juvenile justice system. With over 85% of the youths who serve time being released back into society, the Youth of Honor Foundation team saw that a positive, long-term impact could be made by proactively educating these youth that they are of value and can achieve any goals they have for themselves. It is our belief that every child has potential and when focused in a positive manner, that potential can assist them and others in reaching their dreams.
The Youth of Honor Foundation will intervene in the lives of troubled youth through motivational seminars on living life the right way. We will bring in real-life stories of people who have overcome obstacles in life to succeed and now live a life that no one had ever thought they could.