Youth Determined to Succeeds mission is to inspire and equip youth to develop healthy, responsible lifestyles and become successful community leaders.
We fulfill our mission by assisting youth in developing strong emotional foundations and strength of character that embody these core values:
Pursuit of Excellence
YDS YOUTH HEALTH& WELLNESS AND OBESITY MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE
YDS’s initiative was inspired, because of and to address the national youth health and obesity epidemic in areas populated by underprivileged youth and other youth at risk. According to the Center for Disease Control and other health organizations many children are suffering from obesity-related conditions – asthma, diabetes,mental health, and other health issues – that seriously impact their ability to learn and to succeed in school. They have determined that the roots of obesity are multi-faceted and often relate to many aspects of a youth’s life: lack of opportunities or safe places for activity and higher cost of healthy foods.
1. KIDS 4 HEALTH A year-round youth health and wellness program launched Jan. 2010.
2. YOUTH LEADERS OF CHANGE YDS encourages our youth to to be strong community stewards through leadership and volunteer activities.
3.TRACK MINNESOTA ELITE Our youth track & field athletic program combines competitive athletics with the development of healthy and fit bodies, strong characters and nutritious bodies.