You can make a difference - one person at a time!
Join the Rock Out Youth Foundation!
WE want your voice to inspire positive change in others; impact a youth with us in the prisons and streets. If you're 18-21 we NEED YOU! Why not spend some time with someone who like you has gone though tough times and at times not sure what crowd you fit in to. Unfortunately, because of the wrong crowd and with poor choices ended up in a cell? What if you were that person who just one time needed that encouraging word, "Brother/Sister I'm here for you."
Chantel Paris shares another message from inside of the Youth Correctional Centre:
"What I have experienced in the prisons is different than what was before, they impacted my heart. I have observed their outstanding care for people who come in. They are there for them and try to show them a better way. They even prayed with me and my children, at the end of our hour half visit, as I shared a brief testimony at the beginning of our visit. I had to hold back my tears, I came to help, but they helped me with an open heart to pray, to pray for me in my singleness as a single mother. I didn't even ask. What was so beautiful about this experience is that once you give of your time and yourself, they too will MEET you where you are at."
This year we have some new youth leaders and a board who will join us in our DESIRE to IMPACT! We also will be hitting the schools again. In addition, we will be spending time at the Recreation Centers for one on one leisure time with our youth.
Consider joining us today and be a Rock Out Youth Foundation representative. Together we can make a difference in a youth's life. Contact us through email or by phone.
Take Care and be Safe! We love you....
Investing Time In Correctional Facilities
The Rock Out Youth Foundation is devoting volunteer time to connect with youth in the prisons. Recently, Chantel Paris, the founder, went into the corrections and will continue throughout the future. Due to confidentiality she can not indulge details, but will express that there is a need to reconnect with these youth.
"We Are Building Bridges Between the Generations"
"I believe through our programs here at the Rock Out Youth Foundation WE CAN make a difference with our youth in corrections and can establish a positive role in keeping a relationship with them outside the center.
"I'm weeping with them, I will do everything I can for them to remember that they are not forgotten or cast away, there is greatness in them, they are a value to society, and this foundation will stand by them, standing in the gap, pleading on their behalf, setting them back on the path, without judgement or condemnation - only love."
Rock Out Youth Foundation Show Case Booth
Chantel Paris and her son Abel Paris were down at the Israel Houghton concert, featuring the ROYF to the mainstream of young adults. There were over 1000 people at this event, where youth leader Abel Paris had the opportunity to mingle with the crowd, introducing them to ROYF. The founder, Chantel Paris, showcased the alive chat to the onlookers who came to the booth.
Chantel was down at Marlborough School June 20 for the continued part 2 of the 3 part program series about: Being the Head and Not the Tail, Life and Death is in the Power of the Tongue, and then the tie in with Anti-Bullying prevention wrapping up the previous two programs.
The following are responses from the students:
I don't like it when...
my friends leave me out
I am sad
my friends make bad choices then influence me to follow them
people call me names
others get bullied
people make fun of me
people swear at me
people break a promise
someone you trust deceives you
my friends get me into a fight
people make fun of me for how I look
others think that they are better than everyone else
I'm forced to do things I don't want to
I get annoyed
people don't like me for who I am, just the things that I have
I get treated differently
students are mean and rude
being blamed for something I did not do
somebody keeps on doing something after I tell them to stop
I'm not treated equally
What is a Friend to You?
Post a comment on our Facebook page and we'll post it on our website, and TELL A FRIEND!
Rock Out Youth Foundation is officially a Registered
Chantel Paris went into Marlborough School for a public speaking engagement. She had the opportunity to speak with 25 grade six students, for two and half hours, and engage the students in discussions and an exercise, here are some of their comments:
A friend is someone who...
"Cares and loves you, and doesn't care how you look"
"Appreciates you for who you are and not for the things you have or for the clothes you wear"
"Helps you with your problems and comforts you"
"Sticks by your side when something has happened in you life"
"Helps you and gives you love when you need it"
"Allows you to make good choices"
"Likes you for you and doesn't try to change that"
"Shows you respect and doesn't leave you out"
The following is a testimonial from a teacher:
"First of all - WOW! Your message and your passion for this area of expertise is phenomenal. You have such an admirable presence that captivates the students' attention and respect. It is definitely a perfect time of year to have this discussion, Spring Fever is here!
I have a token of appreciation for you on behalf of our school.
Thank you again for taking the time to come talk to us today. Your message is one that will continue in our discussions in class."
What is your body speaking?
My teen girls, don't use your body to speak; you are pure and worth more than what they tell you from their eyes. Show your true self, the potential is YOU!
- Chantel Paris
What is love to you?
How do you communicate love through words or action? What is your love language?
How do you know if you're on the right path?
Don't worry, feeling lost or aimless is a concern common to all age groups. Talk live with the founder Chantel Paris, and find out how her life experiences brought her to where she is today.
Do you ever feel like your life is too hard to go on?
Just take a look around you and see those who are less fortunate than you are. One of the best ways to help yourself is to help others. What can you do to help those around you? Talk to Chantel about her recent adventure down at the Mustard Seed, where she donated her time to help serve 435 meals to the homeless.
When was the last time you told those close to you that you loved them?
What if you never saw them again, would you be left wishing that you had spent more time with them, or let them know how you truly felt? Life is short and fragile. We are not guaranteed our next breath. What if you were gone tomorrow...
Our current objective is to establish a youth facility (emergency shelter) open 24 hrs.
This facility will provide our youth with:
life skills training
resume writing workshops
Our goal is to purchase a house, equipped with 7 adjacent rooms, pertaining to the above programs, with designated instructors. One computer and resume workshop room, one lounge room for peer group meetings, one office room for program intake, one games room with games equipment, one room with 6 bunk beds for emergency shelter cases, one mentoring and life skills room,and one counseling room. In addition, a kitchenette for accommodating after school programs.
Rock Out Youth Foundation is officially a Registered
The focus of this trip to Kali Market, Kenya is to continue construction of an orphanage for 200 children that have lost their parents to the AIDS epidemic. The community has a vision to provide a home for AIDS orphans, to grow-up in a healthy and safe environment, receive an education, and go on to become productive adults. The long-term goal is to provide care and education for the children, all the way through College/University and into the job market. Their hope is to extend beyond traditional care to developing them as the future leaders of Kenya!
Sponsorship can be made through PayPal, or contact Rock Out Youth Foundation for other methods.
A new year is upon us, and ROY Foundation is excited to see what this year will bring. Since our conception in 2009, it has been an interesting journey.
Watch for exciting additions to the Website!
Watch for highlights and an interview featuring the founder Chantel Paris
Interview was live at 9:20 am, with Leslie Horton
The open house had a great turn out of people who enjoyed a live performance featuring "Bambalamb! & The Vibrations Of Jah," and "Ministry-K." The experience included a special guest speaker and door prizes. Pictures to follow soon.
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