Bullying seems like it has become an epidemic these days. I graduated high school in 2001. Not that long ago and from then until now it seems like this Bullying issue has become a trend amongst today’s youth. Back when I was in school we had “riding” sessions where we would talk mess about some one and crack jokes, but it never went to the extreme that we talked about a person so bad they wanted to kill themselves. There was nobody in my elementary, middle or high school who killed themselves over bullying. I even remember often times taken up for people who wouldn’t defend them selves. To me it doesn’t make you tough when you pick on someone scared of you, or somebody who will not fight back. To me this makes you a COWARD that you choose to prey on someone who is vulnerable. I talk to my kids all the time about Bullying just because it has become so relevant with today’s youth. They know not to let ANYONE touch them or continue to pick on them. They know they can come to me at any time, and let me know what’s going on. They also know if they go to their teacher and the situation is not handled when I come to the school there will be a problem. I know a lot of time teens are scared to go to their parents or feel as though they may not understand their situation. So they often try to deal with the situation them selves. Sometimes they feel like dealing with the situation is killing them selves. I want ALL of you youngsta’s out there to know YOUR LIFE IS VALUABLE, God gave you life and placed you on this Earth for a purpose. NEVER let somebody’s WORDS or ACTIONS dictate your life for you. People only have the power that you give them. I tell you one thing about a Bully, Stand up to them just one time and I guarantee they will leave you alone. Bullies are truly weak, insecure individuals who pick on people to make themselves feel better. If you are having an issue with a Bully and need someone to talk to. Please email me @firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to speak with you, encourage you and give you advise on how to handle the situation. Just know I am here!! I love you and God loves you!!
Right now in your life I know how you feel, there is so much pressure from family, friends, the media and society to be cool and accepted. I know you feel like your friends are the most important people in the world and what they think about you means more to you then how you feel about yourself. I understand the pressure of having sex, doing drugs, stealing, skipping school, not listening to your parent’s, hanging out late, and getting into trouble. I just want you to understand that you have to learn to follow your own mind and just what you know is right in your heart. A person who is your real true friend will not want to see you get into trouble and will not ask you to do things they know you do not want to do. A real friend will NEVER put you in a compromising situation EVER. Soon enough you will learn that real friends will always respect your decisions and push you to do the right things even if they are doing bad things. Try not to let other people tell you what is right for you. The way I look at life and the decisions I make is like this, on judgement day and I believe in GOD so I think about that day of judgement when God asks me about all the things I did. It will be me,myself and I who has to answer for everything I have done. No one else will be there with me so when I think about that I never let what someone else says or does determine how I live my life. Once you start to understand this you will understand you have to make choices for yourself and not worry about what the next person says or does. If people around you are not there to help you become a better person you should get away from them. If you are having issues with peer pressure and need someone to talk to email me @ email@example.com
My purpose for creating Save The Youth is to give the Youth a voice, a loud voice. I want them to know there is somebody that cares about them and will not judge them; I’m just a woman trying to make it in this evil place we call Earth, while raising a young daughter and son. I just want to lend a hear to listen and some words of encouragement to motivate the youth and inspire them. I have always loved kids and I have always been able to relate to young people. When I look at the Youth I see me. I always wished I had someone to reach out and save me and I didn’t. I felt like my savior didn’t come until I built a relationship with God. While on my journey building my relationship with God I have been inspired to live out my goals. One of my goals is to open a youth center. I always think about the money and how I would obtain a grant for my business and all those things which have kept me from starting. So I have decided NO more negative thinking I have to start somewhere so why not small. This is why I am going to use this Blog site, so the youth can come to me for advice, vent or just speak freely. I want this to become a community for the Youth. Somewhere they feel save, respected and important. I want to treat them like that black lady on Help “you are smart, you are kind, you are important”..LOL But seriously I want to be able to reach out and try to save as many young boys and girls as I can. I want to be a mentor to them. I want them to be able to feel comfortable enough to talk to me when they feel like they can’t go to a parent, friend or relative. When I look at today’s society I am really scared of what my kids have to face. I never would have dreamed of having to worry about the stuff I do now having a young daughter and son. When I was young it was bad but not this bad. Today’s society has no respect, no moral’s, no values, and no mind of their own. Everyone is busy trying to follow a trend we don’t have individuals we have groups. So I just want to show the youth there is so much more to life if they just see how precious their life is and the importance they have to the world. I read a quote it said “young people don’t need critics they need role models” some of the realest words I’ve ever read. The Youth can only follow what they are being shown. If all we are showing them is money, drugs, cars, clothes and sex, then that’s all they will be attracted to. I remember when I was growing up in the 90’s the O.G.’s never glorified being pimps and drug dealers. They actually carried themselves as business men, and they followed a code of respect and honor. These days instead of turning the kids to the schools like the O.G.’s did in my day we are turning the kids toward the streets with everything we are showing them. When I listen to Tupac’s interviews or his music I hear the pain he felt for the World and how he wished he could change everything bad he saw. I really feel the same way when it comes to these kids because I have my own and they don’t deserve the world we live in. I read a powerful quote this morning that said “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them” Dr. Denis Waitley. This inspired me even more to take the necessary steps in Saving The Youth. I feel like if I want what I see to change I need to be a part of the change.
Tupac said in an interview once “People love to have mercy and sympathy for everything from animals to whales to fur, to everything, except US your YOUTH, the ones you give no attention to who become adults with no compassion”
Those are some powerful words, next time you see some kids,teens and young adults who look like they just need some attention or someone to talk to please send them my way.
“Say there ain’t no hope for the YOUTH and the truth is
it ain’t no hope for tha FUTURE” Tupac
I can understand your frustrations, your pain, your joy and confusion. I want you to know you can come to me with questions, concerns, problems, and issues about school, family, relationships, parent or parents on drugs, parent’s or even siblings in jail, if you are a pregnant teen, or already a teen mom, if you need to vent because somebody pissed you off, anything you have on your mind and you feel there is no one you can talk to or relate with then send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, best time to call and short description of what’s on your mind and I will get back with you within 24 hrs. We can talk as long or as short as you want. Just know I’m here.