In our 20’s, we made incredible mistakes that cost us dearly. We have always understood that our bad decisions were a result of how we lived our teen years. So, we decided to create what we wished we had when we were young: a teen life skills program.
When the world went mad, which is what 2020 felt like, we took a stand against the madness. Early on, we knew something wasn’t right. California had become a cesspool over the last 5 years and our county had one of the worst lockdown policies in the nation. We had had enough. Our own children deserved better.
We helped the graduates of our social enterprise start their own nonprofit and take over many of the operations that funded the programs we had founded. It is still going well today but we felt that God was calling us to a new mission: to provide teen trainings in the free state of Florida.
We have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. We noticed our teens, 2 still at home, struggling like never before. We watched them isolate, withdraw, lose self-confidence, become depressed, lacking passion and connection. And these were children of a two-parent home that loved them dearly. We thought, my God if our children are hurting this bad, what about those that don’t have the support at home? We began to study the statistics of what the teens were experiencing, shocked that the media was not talking about it more. Yes, even the mainstream media and like most loving parents we kept asking ourselves, ‘what the hell is going on?’
Well, it is abundantly clear what is going on now and we believe that freedom-loving Americans see it just as clearly. There is an agenda and it is the battle for the souls of our children.
It was time. Time to FIGHT BACK.
This generation is unlike any in history. So many generations passed have said this, often in jest, but in this generation, it is entirely true. The digital world is at the fingertips of every American and we do not know the ramifications fully yet of how it is affecting our children. We do believe that the past few years have given us a glimpse into that reality.
The age of information does not mean it is the age of truth. Young people are being lied to, seduced, and sedated into an ideology most parents don’t agree with. Further, it is so subtle and subliminal at times that our youth don’t even realize it’s happening.
Teens are no longer children and not yet adults. The transition within these teenage years is difficult, even in the best of circumstances. Our Country has removed most of the traditions (or diminished their value) into the initiation events that celebrate this transition into adulthood; understanding it is time to put away childish things and take responsibility for your contribution to society. As a result, we have a lot of adult children in our culture today, soft, have poor mental health, have low self-esteem, and are unwilling to do the hard things.