An INDIVIDUAL is defined as a distinct, indivisible entity. At YFFNF, we believe the individual is at the core of who we aim to serve. It is our mission to treat each individual that comes through our doors with respect, kindness, integrity and intentionality. We intend to get to know each one of our member’s goals, dreams and desires so that we may exhaust all of our resources to mentor and lead them to fulfillment.
QUALITY, defined as providing products or services of high merit, is what we strive to achieve at YFFNF. Our programming is intentional and well-thought out in efforts to serve our members. Quality also describes the relationship we have with our members. We strive to know each one of our members on a personal and intimate level because there is no quality programming without first quality relationships to inform such programming.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
EDUCATION & TRAINING means the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. Our members are our youth and our youth are the future. It is imperative that we arm them with the practical knowledge and training to lead and mentor them to also mentor each other to fulfil their goals as well as insight of self-fluency and self-actualization.
A BRIEF LOOK AT THE SCOPE FOR YFFNF
YFFNF is a community based foundation that serves Northern Virginia youth. Given its close proximity to Washington, D.C., along with its youth diversity, programs and strategies, YFFNF uses this opportunity to benefit not only its immediate neighboring areas, but the American society-at-large.
The YFFNF team has identified five strategic goals over the next 5 years that address key elements of the mission and vision of YFFNF:
ALIGNMENT WITH MISSION & VISION
Goal 1: Develop a diverse leadership youth mentoring program
Enable YFFNF to bring “youth together to guide them through education, recreation, and positive community experiences”.
Goal 2: Develop a diverse leadership youth mentoring program seeded in mentor to mentor interactions.
Enable the YFFNF mentored youth to “share their learned experiences, build networks and friendships, and eventually become mentors of others”.
Goal 3: Nurture diverse youth’s identity and strengthen their relationship with society
Focusing on YFFNF’s method of mentoring “through education, recreation and positive community experiences”.
Goal 4: Improve members quality of life
Enabling YFFNF members to reach “their full potential and achieves the best quality of life”.
Goal 5: Achieve financial self-sufficiency and sustainability
Provide financial ability for YFFNF to provide “diverse leadership youth mentoring program seeded in mentor to mentor interactions”.