Youth is that phase in life where dreams are built, hope is kindled, and bright futures full of opportunities are foreseen. This is the phase in which a child normally transitions over to a teenager, usually by a certain age; however, today we are witnessing that many of these adolescents are entering this phase earlier than expected for a variety of contributing factors. It is clear that this stage can be quite challenging with many changes taking place at once, but with the right support these stages can be piloted. This is the most prevalent and fundamental purpose which Ozzy’s Journey aims to instill into the lives that they touch. A vision which propels adolescents to young adults through a youth development, social mobilization, and educational initiative that contributes to the production of exceptional young leaders for the Greater Good of humanity.
Ozzy’s Journey empowers youth with knowledge, critical thinking, a spirited emphasis on faith, purpose, family, education, citizenship, patriotism, and sense of community in preparation for tomorrow’s world, while staying true to our Red, White, & Blue. It is a positive-can-do concept used to detect and deter them away from the negative influences and consequences that awaits to challenge them as adolescents. These are the years that are so vital and prevalent in finding their place in this world. This is a time to ensure that the seeds sowed into their lives are well rooted and manifesting itself through their spiritual leadership, life skills knowledge, forms of proper conduct, and by acquiring the technical competencies needed for their future pathways. It serves as the most opportune time support and nurture their ambitions to help them grow physically, mentally, and socially. These efforts are also aimed at cultivating them to serve “a way of life” as matured and responsible individuals. Our actions and active involvement increases the chances of producing young leaders that contribute and steer the course for the best positive outcomes. The journey further ignites the development of the proper skill sets required to plan a way ahead, make better choices, and mitigate consequences.
The secondary vision to the journey encourages individuals and communities to play an essential and active role in the lives of “our” children. It is a challenge and a societal “call to action” of committed involvement to mentor these youth in order to give them the best possible shot for a good future. As adults and educators in this world we all share a common interest and responsibility for a better tomorrow, while our youths share a common denominator in bridging that gap for the greater good. Combining these two thoughts creates a win-win outcome for all involved. We aim to cultivate, mentor, guide, and encourage these young men and women to achieve their desired goals and reach their fullest potentials. Our efforts should also provide supporting arms in their fields of interest as we help guide them through their discoveries and pathways in life. Ascertaining that portal will enable them to achieve greater heights and offer more contributions to this world. Our commitment should be constant and steadfast, as we aid them in implementing and executing the skill-sets learned in preparation for an adulthood transition.
Your time and investment are the critical components to their journeys and should be an eye opener to your very own. It should consist of life greatest lessons, faith, hope, and unconditional love, which at times, can be that of the tough kind. It should be one that instills a righteous path that breeds a moral and ethical compass response of “Doing the Right Things, for the Right Reasons, Even When No One Else Is Looking”. It is a responsibility that or reason to ACT as a Good Samaritan in which we just can’t turn a blind eye or steer away from. Our active involvement is spirited into all facets of their adolescent lives that will produce a new generation of faithful and productive young citizens for generations to come. This is the ultimate goal that results from sowing the rights seeds which are centered and propels hope for their bright futures.