Training Mentoring Systems
Visioning and Strategic Planning
Youth empowerment is a worldwide issue that we’re all
concerned with. The sustainability of our planet depends on how we educate
and empower our youth. Through our infrastructure of strategic alliances
and resource providers, we envision helping co-create a comprehensive
program that encompasses written materials, videos, live symposiums,
coaching and mentoring, and entrepreneurial opportunities to move our youth
to the next level of development in their lives. The YOUth CAN DO!
program and the Youth Essay Contests are part
of the foundation for our youth empowerment initiatives.
Based on several decades of research and development in
youth empowerment, we have collected some of the best tested and proven
resources for youth development and empowerment. Our mission is to work
with other individuals who share our vision and co-create the best ways to
combine these and other resources into a comprehensive system.
CAN DO! has acquired resources for youth empowerment and
youth leadership development from world-class resource providers such as
Paul J. Meyer, Les Brown, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Brite Music,
Lisa Nichols, Quantum Learning, HeartMath®, and Genii Townsend of The Light
Genii has been creating
celebrity marionettes for decades
and she is now working with CAN DO! to create
Empowerment Marionettes to tap the
power of edutainment to help youth of all ages discover how to tap their
creative imagination and realize more of their potential.
Genii has created
a Les Brown Empowerment Marionette for the
Say Yes To Success
Programs with Les Brown. Our present
priority is obtaining seed grant funding to produce a pilot of the Say
Yes to Success with Les Brown Empowerment Marionette program for
submission to PBS.
Click here for a PDF with details of an initial application for a Pepsi
Say YES To Success With Les!
Motivational speaker and trainer
Les Brown is one of several of the top
success coaches in the world who are contributing their time,
energy, and resources to support the
CAN DO! vision of
expanding the circle of success. He worked with his mentor, Mike
Williams, to adapt his newest, best-selling cassette tape program
Choosing Your Own Future into a condensed workbook designed for children
as young as 12 years old for the Muncie, Indiana Housing Authority
Success Center Partnership.
CENTER SPACE and the
University for Successful Living are non-profit organizations helping
people, organizations and communities achieve more of their potential
through a network of locally designed
Centers for Successful Living that provide greater access to some of the
best development training resources in the world.
has been working with the founders of
Ultimate Destiny University
since 1990 on similar community development and youth empowerment programs
including the initiation of the
CAN DO! Community Unity Celebration featuring
Vincent Peale and Les Brown in Kankakee, Illinois.
“Mr. Brown donated his services valued at over
$50,000 to provide this
life-changing experience for the young people of Delaware County. His
company, Les Brown Enterprises, also provided access to the audio video
based training programs Les has created which the Success Center Partnership
will offer on an ongoing basis” said
Charles Betterton, President of CENTER SPACE, which helped the Muncie
Housing Authority create the award-winning
Success Center Partnership.
“In addition to Mr. Brown,
Paul J. Meyer,
Jim Rohn and the
Strategic Marketing Group are providing some of their best training
programs and materials at discount prices and they are donating thousands of
dollars of technical assistance to help us adapt for public housing
residents these materials that are usually marketed primarily to corporate
America. With this level of support from some of the best trainers in the
world, we will surely succeed in our mission of helping American’s discover
that we are one people, one community, with one economy and one future"