The Mission

The Vision

At Be The Change Youth Initiative, we believe all youth should be SEEN, HEARD, and LOVED. Driven by our commitment to encourage youth towards balanced mental well-being, we educate, equip, and empower the next generation to become advocates for their communities. We do this through personal engagement and collaboration through art, music, and leadership as they Share Stories, Extend Compassion, and Take Action towards a brighter tomorrow.
Our vision is to empower youth and reduce suicide rates by engaging them in community transformation. We nurture their potential by providing tools and opportunities for leadership and positive change. Through our initiatives, we will foster purpose, empathy, and resilience, creating a collaborative generation dedicated to building a better world. Together, we will ignite the power of youth, leaving a lasting legacy of positive change in their communities.

Why Our Model Is Different

Our Community Model is based on what  we believe are the FOUR crucial components of a thriving community: Small Businesses, Non-Profits, Art and Music, and Youth.

Small Business

Serving as the backbone of local communities, small  businesses enhance the vitality and character of our neighborhoods through their sponsorship of local events, charitable contributions, and active engagement in community initiatives.

Art & Music

By fostering cultural identity, social cohesion, and economic growth, art and music offer countless opportunities for  civic engagement. By embracing and supporting art and music, local communities can nurture creativity, build stronger connections, and enhance the overall quality of life for their residents.


Contributing to building stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities, non-profits address social needs, engage citizens, promote economic growth, advocate for change, enrich culture, and foster collaboration.


With fresh perspectives, youth  bring enthusiasm and a willingness to think outside the box, which can lead to innovation and contributions to economic growth. By recognizing the importance of youth, communities can tap into their potential, benefit from their unique perspectives, and ensure a sustainable and vibrant future for all.