Sondi Taylor wrote -Know Your Purpose Foundation Akron chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to empower, educate, mentor, and provide support for youth and young adults. We know that it takes a village to raise a child and that our children are our future!
Our mission is to enrich the lives of youth and provide them the tools and support needed to live a successful life. We are here to encourage personal growth and development and to help each one of them fulfill their life’s dreams and purpose.
Team motto: Know Your Worth, Discover Your Purpose
Our key areas of focus are: Self-Esteem Building, Spiritual/Personal Growth, Domestic Violence Awareness, Community Service, College/Career Planning, Health & Fitness, Get Back on Track Program, Sisterhood & Brotherhood.
The reason why: Many of our youth are victims of their environments and life circumstances, while others are being misguided by main stream society and television. They are often pressured to become someone they are not or they are being forced to “fit” with the “in crowd” in fear of not being accepted. Our youth are losing their sense of pride and self-respect. They do not understand just how precious, valuable, and important their lives truly are. Our goal at K.Y.P is to help our youth discover and understand their self-worth and value. We encourage them to be themselves and to realize it is okay to be different. We want them to know they are destined for greatness and can achieve anything they set their minds and hearts to.