Values For The Next Generation
Urban Youth Ministry of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. is meeting the challenges
of the urban areas of Indianapolis with innovative youth programs.
These programs are making a difference by curbing moral,
emotional, & physical deterioration of precious lives.
Developing Good Thinking – Young Champions teaches thinking skills like decision making and problem solving, realizing that youth don’t want to indulge in risky behaviors. They just lack the skills needed to find an escape when a risky challenge is presented.
Establishing Future Expectations – An important part of the Young Champion curriculum includes goal setting and the consideration of life planning. The Young Champion chief motto is ”If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.”
Promoting Greater Opportunities – Young Champions are exposed volunteer mentors and staff that come from various careers and walks of life. When mentors share their life experience, Young Champions are exposed to possibilities for opportunities that did not previously exist. For instance, mentors can become excellent sources of reference for jobs and advocates.
Encouraging Moral Attitudes – Young Champions are drilled with lessons which focus on the value of doing what is morally right and safe in light of the many decisions that involve either positive choices or risky behaviors, healthy or unhealthy lifestyles.
Teaching Positive Values – Young Champions teaches the importance of not only having positive values but the consequences of making unhealthy and risky lifestyle decision.
Providing Present Hope – Young Champions teaches hope as a basic foundation to all other virtues like patience and waiting. By encouraging youth to develop habits of waiting in an instant gratification world, Young Champions learn the adage, “Anything worth having is worth waiting for.