Guiding Principles represent foundational beliefs for Don't Die Young and drives our passion for serving youth with the proper perspectives. There are two (2) guiding principles that guide our efforts in promoting youth development programs, services and messaging.
Created on Purpose, for a Purpose: Don't Die Young celebrates that young people are created by GOD for a special purpose and that they are born inherently good and gifted!
The Environment Matters: Don't Die Young recognizes the role that environmental conditions play in either encouraging or discouraging youth and the importance of effectively engaging systems charged with their wellness.
In his book "Strength to Love", Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, shared that "The Christian gospel is a two-way road. On the one hand, it seeks to change the souls of men, and thereby unite them with God; on the other hand, it seeks to change the environmental conditions of men so the soul will have a chance after it is changed."
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