Guiding Principles

“It’s Easier to Build Strong Children than it is to repair Broken Men” Frederick Douglas

Accountability - An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions. 

 © Merriam-Webster Dictionary

           "When you point the finger, you miss the point" 

© Bruce D. Schneider 

 

Character - To carry yourself in a way that commands respect from strangers and peers, while being humble enough to take correction. One who displays care for others in need, and is trustworthy.               

"Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you" 

© Malcolm Forbes 

 

Situational Awareness – Having the ability to observe a scenario, foresee the possible outcome, and instinctively make sound decisions that will play to your advantage, in real time.

 © Billy D. Williams 

“Instincts under pressure crush the carbon of conformity and create diamonds. Each new season of life offers to train us for the next season if we pay attention and adapt.” 

© T.D. Jakes   


Leadership – The act of stepping up in times of crisis, and can think and act creatively in difficult situations. 

© Business Dictionary 

“You can't lead the people if you don't love the people. You can't save the people if you don't serve the people.”  

© Cornel West  


Responsible – Holding yourself accountable to the decisions you make. Taking care of your obligations proactively. To not wavering in your stance, and to be a man of your word.   

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today” 

© Abraham Lincoln  


Promotion of Fatherhood – Accepting the challenge of being a present, protective, and positive male role model in your child’s life. Regardless of the circumstances in which the child was conceived and your relationship with their mother. 

© Billy Dee Williams

“We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child - it's the courage to raise one.” 

© Barack Obama