“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Passion for Life, Inc. is a nonprofit that believes in changing the trajectory of the lives of at-risk youth living in economically disadvantaged, high risk environments from a potentially negative or stagnant cycle to awe-inspiring success.
We have created an atmosphere that encourages dream building and thinking outside of the box. Passion for Life, Inc. is a career coaching and career readiness learning center for youth that turns student’s dreams into achievements.
At Passion for Life, Inc., we embody Benjamin Franklin’s quote by taking our students on a self and career discovery journey utilizing high energy, fun, and interactive games and activities that sparks self-introspection and helps them develop a plan for their career pathways. We’re supporting at-risk teens with career coaches, structure, belief in themselves, and tools to help them literally turn their dreams into a strategic plan they can take action on.
We couple our student sessions with Dream Building Experiences to allow them be exposed and engaged with professionals and experiences that they would NEVER have access to. For example, we have taken our students on personal home tours to engage with the homeowners, trips to the Biltmore Estates, and behind the scenes tours at the St. Regis hotels – just to name a few.
These experiences build dreams and impressions that the classroom cannot accomplish in the same expansive way. We reinforce that with helping them create a solid plan that leads to a career, not just a job.
In some instances, this is the first time these kids have dreamed of having more and doing more. This is the magnitude needed to change poverty mentalities into prosperity mentalities by fostering an “I can and I will mentality”.
One of our students helped us realize why we do this. He said “ I never thought you could be young and successful. I thought success was for old people”. Taking him out of his environment expanded his world and his dreams! We are passionate about helping them find their passions.