WHO WE ARE
Cultivating Youth is a nonprofit via Motivation Team Athletic Academy (MTAA). Our focus is to tackle childhood trauma and prevent violence through physical fitness while building confidence and nurturing discipline through mentorship. Our program directors and founder, who is a reformed incarcerated male, select professionals from the community to help influence through speaking and workshop engagements at MTAA along with the daily program initiatives.
We support youth with a full-circle approach including: athletic training, social skills, professional development, emotional intelligence, spiritual insight, tutoring & STEM based learning, life skills, job readiness and physical wellness. The program services youth ages 5-17 years old.
WHAT WE DO
Childhood trauma is our main barrier that plagues our community.
We’ve witness a lot of youth experiencing a lot of unaddressed trauma. Financial struggles creates barriers to the basic necessities: including health services, healthy food and other necessities. We put together youth programs that will lessen the barriers in our community by providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks options, educational tools, cooking lessons, life skills, quality child care, mentorship, etc. Most kids with lack of resources and funding need outlets to keep them busy. We provide a positive environment that focuses on physical activity, fitness and sports they love while also exposing them to experiences and resources we don’t think they’d normally be exposed to in their environment.
HOW WE SERVICE
Our program directors and founder, who is a reformed incarcerated male, select professionals from the community to help influence through speaking and workshop engagements at MTAA coupled with the daily program initiatives.