Intended to promote academic excellence among elementary, middle, high school, and undergraduate students. The program consists of four components: Mentorship, Tutorship, Internship, and Scholarship. The goal of the mentoring and tutoring initiative is to instill our core values, promote character building, and develop leadership skills while focusing on education and scholarship attainment. Internships and scholarships are given to provide opportunities for continued educational development and to fund higher education endeavors. The program focus is school grades K – 12th.
CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP BUILDING PROGRAM
The primary goal of this program is to help develop our future leaders and build character in our youth. The program emphasizes the importance and benefits of being a person of good character. The first objective is to teach our youth the six pillars of character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. The second objective is to teach our youth basic leadership skills: Competence, Authority, Discipline, Teamwork, Diligence, and Influence. The program focus is school grades K – 12th.
TALENT HUNT PROGRAM
The Talent Hunt Program provides exposure, encouragement, and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the Performing Arts. Winners of the competition are awarded for their talents. The program focus is school grades 7th – 12th.
SPARKMAN BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB PROGRAM
This program is a partnership between the Y.O.U.T.H. Friendship Foundation, Psi Kappa Kappa Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at Redstone Arsenal, AL, the Sparkman Boys and Girls Club Teen Center located at Holmes Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35895. The Foundation and Psi Kappa Kappa provides the resources necessary to assist the Teen Center with its Passport to Manhood Program. Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility while reinforcing positive behavior in male Club members. Passport Manhood consists of 14 small-group sessions, each of which concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities. Each participant is issued his own “Passport” to underscore the idea that he is on a journey of maturation and personal growth. The program focus is school grades 8th – 12th.
ACHIEVEMENT WEEK PROGRAM
This week is observed annually in November to provide recognition to students, educators, business people, etc. who have made noteworthy personal achievements or noteworthy contributions toward improving the quality of life of the less fortunate in Madison and Limestone Counties. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week. This contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors. College scholarships are awarded to the winners, each of whom must submit an essay on a theme/topic chosen by the Foundation.
Y.O.U.T.H. INDUSTRY DAY PROGRAM
This program is a partnership between the Y.O.U.T.H. Friendship Foundation, Psi Kappa Kappa Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at Redstone, Arsenal and our local corporate business partners. The program provides an opportunity for local business partners to host local students for a day to share their business operations and future career opportunities in engineering, financial management, sales and marketing, information technology, transportation, logistics, etc. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, and Dynetics, Inc. hosted the inaugural Y.O.U.T.H. Industry Day on April 26th, 2007.