One out of every four adolescents is extremely vulnerable to multiple high-risk behaviors and school failures. [Poinsett 1996] With drug and alcohol use, a lack of parental involvement, teen pregnancies, violent crimes, gang involvement among young people is on the rise. The JK Movement holistic approach to youth development and healthier living will help to target the underlying causes of community breakdown, rather than simply addressing the symptoms. It is our belief that this mindset ultimately leads to lasting change and empowered people -- two essential components of healthy individuals and enriched communities.
The JK Movement promotes a “can do” attitude and encourages individuals to live their lives with meaningful purpose and determined effort. The “can do” spirit evolves from a natural instinct for survival, and what we recognize as your, “Inner beast” instinct that dwells within all of us. Our goal is to help youth discover their inner beast (their driving force) encouraging them to use it to stand strong; allowing them to face all challenges in life and competition. The program is designed to encourage all youth in their own life discovery.
While providing avenues for them to achieve levels of success guiding them to their personal purpose or desires in life and/or destiny. Through training their inner beast can respond on command, reinforced with positive values, responsible choices enhanced by hard work and pure effort. The JK Movement’s belief is help create character that can withstand adversity and adapt quickly to change. We teach young people that learning to control oneself instincts will help them remain focused, alert, and prepared to reach farther and wider in whatever they choose to accomplish.
“You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.” — Cornel West
“Success is to be measured not so much by position that one has reached in life, but as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” — Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)