PRLog (Press Release)
- Jan. 30, 2009 -
Atlanta, GA - The Youth of Honor Foundation was thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be blessed with words of encouragement from Legendary Academy Award Winning Actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and Trumpet Pinnacle Award Winner, Singer, Dancer, and Actress Raven-Symone. In taped interviews this past weekend, while in Atlanta for the 2009 Trumpet Awards, these two individuals shared their take on GETTING YOH JUMP ON LIFE. 'True happiness lies in helping people, and you don't have to follow people going down the wrong path,' said Raven. 'Don't do the wrong thing to justify yourself, you're wasting your life.' Ms. Symone has spent her entire life growing up in front of our eyes on The Cosby Show and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. She keeps her family around her and people who tell her the truth. She encourages everyone to 'see the good in mentors to help you be a better you.'
Mr. Gossett echoes that sentiment. He is certainly no stranger to dreaming big and living out that dream. With numerous blockbuster movie credits such as An Officer and a Gentleman and Tyler Perry's 2007 Movie Daddy's Little Girls, Mr. Gossett is the true epitome of success. 'You must have a roadmap for success,' he said. 'Man is subject to disappointment. There are no more excuses guys. We have a new President. He is our new role model.'
You can tune into both YOHCAST interviews in their entirety one of two ways: You can view them directly on our homepage at http://www.youthofhonor.org/
or you can visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/
yohcast We encourage you to even post a comment on our YouTube site to be shared with youth around the world. Let's face it. President Barack Obama has said it time and again throughout his campaign and even after he gave his oath of office on that monumental, historic Inauguration Day, January 20th. He made it clear that 'Change will come,' but only after we join together and do our part. What better echo of his sentiments than to have two generational trailblazers, Raven-Symone and Louis Gossett, Jr. simultaneously offering their messages of inspiration to today's youth and future generations.
We encourage you to tune in NOW and be inspired.
The Youth of Honor Team
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About Youth of Honor: An Atlanta-based 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization with a mission to assist troubled, and at-risk youth around the world achieve greatness through education and life skills enrichment training.
Everyday the sun rises on a new day and many youth wake up and choose the wrong side of life on which to walk. Their day is consumed with activities that turn out to be unproductive to themselves, their community and each other. Drugs are finding their way into the hands of younger kids while the older youth are often times choosing a life of crime as a quick fix on life.
Simply stated, we would like to do something about that and show today's youth that there is a better way and EVERYONE can be successful in life by doing what's right and treating everyone with respect.Photo: