I am currently in the process of starting a non-profit organization that is designed to help in community developement from the devistation of hurricane Katrina, as well as to build a community resource center designed specifically to youth development. I recieved this God inspiration for the community resource center some years ago, but this community development idea has been recent. I believe that there is still to much lack in the re-development of the low income communities since the hurricane. There are still far too many displaced families and children. My passion to help children has been inbedded within in me for quite awhile now. I myself was at one point looked upon as a lost cause teen. I was in any and everything that involved trouble. I thank God that I had people who were willing to invest their time into my life. It made all the difference. Now it is my and my generations turn to start giving back to the community and to start looking out for the generations coming up behind us. I believe that there are far to many youth loosing their lives, far too many roaming the streets, far to many involved in the drug life, far to many having children and far too many meeting the justice system in the wrong way. We can lower these numbers, but it requrires money, a vision and most importantly TIME. No one wants to give their time anymore. We have to remember those who invested their time in us and what type of influence it had on us and on our success. I myself am still in college with one year left before i obtain my degree. I am only one young man but that does not deter me from my calling. There is still yet a need. I do not care if I am the only one for I know there will be followers, but the important thing is that someone take a stand. I am willing to be the one to start a fire that will grow across this nation and impact all generations. This organization will not only offer a support system for these adolescence but it will teach them life skills and offer them tools that they will need to become succesful. It will offer another family or just a family for some. It will be a place of love. In the process of this all they will also learn an important aspect of life. Kindness towards others. We all need help at some point in time, this organization will train them to always help and give back when you can and that the biggest way to give back is not through money but through time. I have many ideas that i will incorporate into my organization as it grows like scholarships, buiness start up ooportunities, employment after high school, work study, internships in every career area and much more. But for now it is just a community resource center that will get kids off the streets, focused them on obtaining success and training them to give back to the community through various communty service projects for there is still plenty to do here in Biloxi, MS. I hope that I have invoked a sense of urgency upon you the reader to help me in my endeavor. This is out future that I am talking about. I want to ensure that this nations future is bright. We do that by taking the TIME to invest in these youths when no one else will or cares to. I pray that you will see the need and hear their cry. For all this rebellion and negative acts of attention is exactly that a cry. I will answere, will you help?