The Speak Life Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that facilitates dialogue between youth and the surrounding community, exposing them to positive culture along with educational and career opportunities. It is our hope that our program will then inspire the participants to become active and productive citizens. The Speak Life Foundation has partnered with other non-profit organizations, high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools to provide programming for over 10,000 students since our inception in 2008. The program not only exposes students to a new way of thinking, but fosters an environment where education is valued while self-love, mutual respect, and an attitude of appreciation form the foundation for their development. In addition to this, Speak Life provides students with the life skills to enhance academic performance, decrease behavior infractions and the tools to obtain their career aspirations and goals while helping them to build a foundation of responsibility, accountability, maturity, self-reliance and overall personal achievement. Our organization focuses on the 'human side' of our students and works to support efforts in ensuring that they are prepared for post-secondary options.