ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Mindfulness Practice

A small group or individual setting where members have bi-weekly sessions of meditation or yoga to enhance their visualization skills, develop a clear mind, and possess emotional stability to achieve success.

"Neighborhood Kin"

Our community volunteer group, where we participate in community services projects throughout the North Shore such as serving warm meals to the homeless, and the community garden, etc.

YSSG Wellness Retreat

The YSSG Retreat provides the perfect human trifecta that improves the mind, body and soul. The retreat to Costa Rica offers personal training, euphoric yoga, and mindfulness meditation. Teens can enjoy the wonders of the extraordinary beaches, the adventurous city, or rain-forested mountains.

Meditating on the Beach
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KNOWLEDGE OF SELF

On The Same Page

A book club where members read and discuss the YSSG book of the month. Members will meet twice a month to enhance their critical thinking and reading comprehension.

Kings of  The 64

A chess club where members enhance their non-cognitive skills such as persistence, self-discipline, focus, confidence, teamwork, organization, and seeking help by playing the most intellectual game ever created.

Keeping It Reel Club

Visual learning is another great way to get a new perspective on life. YSSG will host movie nights where after each film our members will engage in deep conversation breaking down the films. The discussions center around story, symbolism, cinematography, and presentation.

Open Book
Chess Pieces
Film Reel

Kings Round Table

Weekly group discussions about topics that young men face on a daily such as diversity, careers, self-esteem, peer pressure, decision-making, mental health, and professionalism.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT

Become the best version of yourself.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

Become financially free and build wealth.

GROW YOUR NETWORK

Surround yourself with positive people.

PROFESSIONALISM

Stay sharp, presentable, and never stop learning.

Self Improvement

Self-improvement is an often used but rarely explained term. It is about investing in yourself so that you can manage yourself effectively regardless of what life might bring your way. Self-improvement allows you to be proactive. Rather than wait for good things to happen, you get out there and make them happen. You may not always achieve your objective, but you will experience a richer and more rewarding life when you commit to pursuing your own objectives. Making that commitment to self-improvement is the first step on the path to self-improvement.

Self-Improvement Benefits for Youth

  • ​Self-awareness

  • A sense of direction

  • Improved focus and effectiveness

  • More motivation

  • Greater resilience

Financial Literacy

People who do not have any information on how to manage their finances can easily fall into various financial traps unknowingly.

It is generally difficult to fix bad decisions concerning finances – it can take several years to do so. That's why here at Young Soldiers Success Group, we want to give this knowledge to our members at an early age. Teaching the youth about financial literacy at an early age will prepare them with vital knowledge and skills that will help them to make strategic informed financial decisions when the time comes.

Financial Literacy Benefits for Youth

  •  It empowers them

  • Breeds ill-equipped adults

  • Decreases chances of picking up bad habits

  • Help youth prepare for emergencies 

Grow Your Network

There are strengths in numbers. The most connected people are often the most successful. When you invest in your relationships — professional and personal — it can pay you back in dividends throughout the course of your career. Networking will help you develop and improve your skill set, meet prospective mentors and partners, and gain access to the necessary resources that will foster your career development.

Benefits of a Network

  • Develop Long Lasting Relationships

  • Create avenues for Newer Opportunities 

  • Growth in Self-Confidence

  • Gain a Different Perspective

  • Build a Support System 

Professionalism

Simply put, professionalism is the way you conduct yourself at work, academic institution or any other professional setting, to represent yourself in a positive way. It includes standards for behavior that might be mandated in an employee or academic institution handbook, like adhering to a certain dress code, as well as traits that are harder to pin down but still valuable to being professional in any environment. It entails expressing the values of responsibility, integrity, excellence, and accountability, at all times, because all different industries will always require one thing for you to advance and move ahead in your career: a high degree of professionalism and ethical behavior.

Benefits of Professionalism

  • Appropriate attire

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ethical actions

  • Build composure under stress

  • Strong self presentation