ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Passion for Life provides forward-thinking career coaching and immersion opportunities to help under-resourced youth transform their passions into rewarding careers.

Student and mother attending a graduation

Why We're Here

HEADQUARTERED IN ATLANTA, GA, Passion for Life is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2006 to create a fun and holistic curriculum designed to inspire and equip under-resourced youth to turn their passions into fulfilling careers using their unique skills and talents.

 

WE ARE CREATING OPPORTUNITIES for high school students ages 14-18 living in economically disadvantaged, high-risk environments. Most passion seekers' students live in single-parent or grandparent guardianship homes with three to five individuals in the household, and the average household income is $25,000 per year.

 

DESPITE FACING INFLUENTIAL EXTERNAL FACTORS like crime, drugs, and caregiving for siblings to support their family, our students possess the characteristics of a leader and demonstrate the passion, drive, perseverance, and vision to succeed
 

"Show me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
– Confucian philosopher, Xun Kuang

Our Story

Social Justice Commitment

Passion for Life, Inc. stands in full support of social justice for the Black community. In addition to standing with our community leaders, we are committed to driving social change by equipping Black youth to emerge out of a cycle of poverty and income inequality.

Our programs create an education to employment pathway that will increase career opportunities for Atlanta’s youth. Our services directly contribute to individual and community economic development and job-readiness skills training; mitigating the effects of poverty and economic hardships in an environment plagued by poverty and limited opportunities.

We ensure that every student selects career options that are aligned with their passions, core strengths and develop a clear plan to achieve their desired career. Through individualized career coaching and immersive career exploration and experiences, students are better able to assess potential options upon graduation.