I am a director of a youth community center building so I see a lot of issues with kids and how much more we need to help our up and coming youth. Through my job I am not able to do all that I want to do. We have sports programs, summer programs, and some seasonal events that we have for kids. But I wanted to do something and have something where kids could talk and discuss issues. After thinking and praying I came up with the group called DA BADEST. This is an acronym which means Developing A Better Attitude During Every Situation or Trial! I have had this acronym for over a year and tried to do it through work, but it did not work. So recently there was something that happened in our community that made me realize I have to get this group going. I mentor at a Middle School and a High School so I told some kids and got the word around and put it on Myspace. I believe this will grow to be something big and I hope to even have some events for the kids in the community. If this group keeps even just ONE CHILD from wanting to committ suicide, wanting to fight another person, running away from home, being depressed, having low self-esteem, or anything, then THIS GROUP HAS DONE ITS JOB!