TEEN I.D.O.L.

Independent, Dynamic, Outstanding Leaders

MISSION

¨To empower our youth to be self sufficient, positive and productive contributors to our community, particularly in the areas of health and nutrition."

Vision

Teen I.D.O.L. Program fosters an environment where students are nurtured physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 

 

ITAV engenders a village of  parents, educators, mentors, volunteers and students all working, learning, growing and supporting each other in words, thoughts and deeds.  We strive at all times to embody the meaning of the concept of excellence in all areas of human pursuit.

RATIONALE

  • According to W.H.O. the USA is ranked 27th in mathematics and 29th in science compared to the rest of the world.

  • About 20 percent of teens will experience depression; suicide is the third highest cause of death in US teens.

  • One in 10 US children is now claimed to have ADHD, over 6 million are medicated

  • The dropout rate and the rate of incarceration continue to rise each year.

Program Goals

¨Students will exceed national academic standards for their respective grade level and will become actively involved in the upliftment and development of the community.  Additionally, students will serve as role models in the areas of health and nutrition.

DESIGN

We recognize that “it takes a village to raise a child” and make an effort to promote an atmosphere of “each one, teach one”.   In designing this course, we were concerned that unlike many other teen projects, this program would emphasize wellness and not limit the student’s focus to dealing with the societal problems such as drug abuse, teen pregnancy and the possibility of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. 

 

Therefore, this program is comprised of five major components: an intensive summer holistic fitness boot camp, community service and other and life skills action projects, a mentorship alliance, a mid- year overnight retreat and one year of monthly life skills workshops and wellness courses which will integrate various aspects of holistic wellness such as nutrition, breathing exercises and meditations on various aspects of the “Fruit of the Spirit”. 

PARTICIPATE

Become a part of the SOLUTION.

Ask us how to join the “Village”

We hope that you will decide to support us in our endeavor to empower the youth.  This program is made possible through donations from community supporters like you and thus will be offered at no cost to the participants. 

 

If your organization would like to sponsor the Teen IDOL program in your community or if you would like to make a donation or have any questions and/or concerns regarding the details of the program, please feel free to book an appointment to speak with the program director, Dr. Michelle Gamble, or email us itavministry.org@gmail.com.