When, I recently had the chance to speak with Kayteria Knott-we spoke about why positively influencing the youth is important , and why her ultimate goal is to form a multiple 501c3s.
Her initial statement was that “Positive thoughts allows us to overcome mental and emotional barriers. Positive thoughts also, gives us the -tools to manage a lot of this. With a heavy emphasis on not suppressing your feelings.” It is often times not what is done but – how things are done . Just like it is not what is said- but how it is said.
Therefore, when we get youth thinking positively we help them develop these tools within themselves. That’s how we can empower youth and young adults to fall in love with learning and bettering themselves constantly.
Another big thing that I hope for, is teaching youth and young adults – to be kind to themselves and that it is okay to take the pressure off and not be perfect. Lastly, and key is that it is important to bring awareness to what the power of choice is. There is a coined phrase or as some would say an old saying: “No one can make you feel bad without your permission.” It applies just as much to what we say to ourselves as what others say to us.
Deflecting negative and toxic peers, as well as people are so important! I had to learn this the hard way. All of us have the incredible power to choose how we think, as well as when we allow others to bring us down. However, where is that help to teach the youth and young adults– everything that I had just said? I feel like that is where I should try to come in.
These negative and toxic people are also known as haters, spiteful, miserable people or jealous hearted individuals. A lot are basically all of what I just listed wrapped into one. Whereas misery loves company. These people are rampant in adult form and it was prone to develop in youth form. My job is to break where the youth and young adults pick up these bad habits.
So, its hard to not allow people (peers for children being people), and adults as well to not get the best of us – when they possess the traits as far as what I have just mentioned. Often, times some are unaware and don’t even know it because they could be growing up / or have grown up in a toxic environments.
In so many words – people have treated them negatively for so long whereas they feel as though their actions are justifiable. Patterned behaviors that are believed to be normal. Although, they are not. A remedy that I want to recommend as helpful is actual deep soul searching, not playing the victim, proper deflecting techniques and journaling.
Trusting that – what is given out , will always be given back. I am not advocating to wish bad back on those who are toxic- but life will deal with the negative people in a karmatic cycle , and this also is a big factor of what I would like to teach the youth. That they as well as others will always get back-what is put out. So choose wisely.
I basically want to be there for peers and youth by creating a foundation to let them know that it is okay to be yourself, but responsibly and not hating honest / positive correction. Only a fool derides correction. The same is applicable to young adults as well. Whereas, jerks can being in adult environments and the workplace to. I would like for what I inspire to teach, to be fitting into adulthood.
Therefore, I want to create multiple 501c3s- to teach what I had just mentioned and help to make a difference within the world. Everything, in my opinion starts with self confidence, speaking up and having positivity within the mind no matter what.
In example, some kids and young adults fear looking stupid in front of their peers when they struggle with learning. Kids and people can be harsh, after all. As a result, they tend to stay quiet and reserved, then become a class clown or, be turned off to learning. Even when they know they know the answer, but all that is needed is a chance to ask deeper question and their learning style met.
In essence, they have good questions to get to the root of what it is that they are not understanding. In return due to jerks- that students or adults’ enthusiasm is shut down. I absolutely despise that. It’s that immobilizing then that “what if I’m wrong” mental block that prevents a persons progress happens.
This is typical with adults as well. I feel like that whereas, the “what if I’m wrong” is transitioned into actually not trusting – your gut instinct / going with your first thought.
I would like to do so much to meet the educational, self esteem and many other needs of our youth, as well as some adults. I feel as though, I will be able to meet the educational needs of adults by holding college board test preparation courses, and military aptitude test preparation courses.
In, lue of teaching them the importance of giving back to their community as well as elders. We have to replenish our generations to come. Often times hobbies to better health, finances, and social life as well as self esteem is key as well. There are so many small changes that makes a big difference.
Kayteria – is looking forward to participating in a lot of community service and world changer projects . They are the following. 1in6, World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day(WNAA), World Oceans Day(WOD), Team Foundation Inc (B-Team), and lastly, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
1in6 – Is a mission to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.
World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day(WNAA) is on June 1. It dedicates the day to education, support and effective change. Unlike physical abuse, narcissistic abuse leaves no physical marks. It is a form of psychological and emotional abuse, that is invisible and difficult to prove.
World Oceans Day(WOD) with The OCEANA Foundation that is on June 8. The largest international ocean conservation organization that works to protect and restore the world’s oceans through targeted policy campaigns.
Team Foundation Inc (B-Team) is a group that comes together to craft their collective vision of the world they want to leave for future generations.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a nonprofit organization in the United States and Canada that seeks to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and strive for stricter impaired driving policy, whether that impairment is caused by alcohol or any other drug.
Some prevalent programs that she has participated with in the past are , The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) as a participant in fundraising. The was also The Pay It Forward campaign, and AIDS Walk Atlanta.
Please , feel free to review the link of above listed foundations below.