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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

DISTINCT YOUTH

In this program youth are engaged, encouraged, equipped, and empowered to be their best. We host DY (Distinct Youth) meetings. We organize and take educational, cultural, spiritual, and social outings and trips.
 
Topics Covered in Our Faith-based DY Meetings:
  • Distinct Manhood & Ladies of Distinction
  • Who is God?
  • Why Should I Trust in Jesus?
  • Who Am I ?
  • Turning Ashes into Beauty
  • Thriving in Challenges
  • Living out your Faith
  • Justice or Just Us
  • Loving Well
  • Relationships Matter
  • Having Fun Responsibly
Topics Covered in our general DY Meetings 
 
Character & Leadership Development
  • Responsible & Productive
  • Living Honest, having Integrity, & Being Trustworthy
  • The Power of Perseverance and Stamina
  • Excellence and High Standards
  • Gratitude, Humility, & Service
  • Showing Compassion & Extending Mercy
  • Possessing Self-Restraint
 
Life Skills
  • Social Skills & Manners
  • Communication Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Coping with Emotions
  • Problem-solving & Decision-making
  • Goal Setting & Time Management
  • Personal Grooming & Dress

LADIES OF DISTINCTION

Ladies of Distinction empowers young ladies to discover and walk in their destiny. Young ladies create a practical life plan through owning their biblical female distinction, developing their character & life skills, and engaging in career & life exploration.
In conjunction with regular meetings, we take various field trips that pertain to womanhood, character and life skills development, and career exploration. 
Ladies of Distinction
Exploration of womanhood to help young ladies understand who they are, their purpose, beauty, value, and responsibilities.  
  • Identity & Purpose: understanding who you are and your purpose.
  • Beautifully You & Valuable: owning your beauty and value.
  • Passions, Gifting, & Personality: Connecting your passions, gifts, and personality.
 
Character & Life Skills Development
Teaching young ladies how to possess great character, remain emotionally and mentally healthy, while developing life skills that enables them to succeed in life.
 
  • Character Development
  • Emotional & Mental Health
  • Important Life Skills 
 
Career & Life Exploration
Providing first-hand access to quality information, career professionals, and career opportunities.
  • College vs Trade Opportunities
  • Job Shadowing & Internships
  • Resumes & Interviews
  • Employees, Intrapreneurs, & Entrepreneurs​

DISTINCT MANHOOD

Distinct Manhood helps young men develop, make wise decisions, successfully navigate life, and own their future. We help young men develop a practical life plan by growing in their manhood, developing their character and life skills, and engaging in career exploration.
 
We meet monthly and take various field trips that pertain to biblical manhood, character & life skills development, and career & exploration. 
 
Manhood
Exploration of manhood through a Biblical lens to help young men understand who they are, their purpose, and responsibilities as men.  
 
  • Identity: understanding who you are as a man.
  • Purpose: male leadership, servanthood, and stewardship.
  • Gifting: exploring gifts & talents.
 
Character & Life Skills Development
Teaching young men how to possess great character, remain emotionally and mentally healthy, while developing life skills that enables them to succeed in life.
 
  • Character Development
  • Emotional & Mental Health
  • Important Life Skills 
 
Career & Life Exploration
Providing first-hand access to quality information, career professionals, and career opportunities.
 
  • College vs Trade Opportunities
  • Job Shadowing & Internships
  • Resumes & Interviews
  • Employees, Intrapreneurs, & Entrepreneurs

DISTINCT SPORTS

FOOTBALL 2 FAITH

Football 2 Faith is an annual 2-day summer camp led by NFL players and former college athletes for youth ages 7-18. Youth learn football from a NFL perspective, while incorporating the importance and power of faith.
Football 2 Faith Camp consists of sessions and drills that teach character, football skills, teamwork, healthy lifestyles, academic excellence. Each day concludes with a gospel message. 
Football 2 Faith youth are reminded that in order to play on a professional level and succeed in life one must: 
  • Commit to growing physically, mentally, and spiritually.
  • Dedicate himself to education.​
  • Adapt to, and overcome challenges.​
  • Have and maintain a reputable character.
  • Connect with team and coaches.
  • Believe in himself and trust in his ability that was given to him by God.

ATHLETIC COLLEGE TOUR

A seven-day Athletic Summer College Tour that gives well qualified, DFW high school football players exposure to, and the opportunity of exploring future collegiate possibilities. Participating students will travel to several colleges and universities across the south and southwest, while being empowered through life, leadership, and faith mentoring, during and after the tour. 
To participate in the Athletic Summer College Tour, athletes must have good character, a coachable spirit, a dedication to education and a transcript that shows they’re on track to attend college. 
Mentoring
In addition to the tour, there's more! Off the field mentoring that consists of: 
  • Exploration of manhood to help young men understand who they are, their purpose, and responsibilities as men.         
  • Character and life skills development where young men learn how to possess great character, remain emotionally and mentally healthy, while developing life skills that enables them to succeed in life.    
  • Career and life exploration through providing first-hand access to quality information, career professionals, and career opportunities.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

COMMUNITY CARE

Family Christmas Blessing
In an effort to share this good news of the Christmas season, we endeavor to select families in need and bless them with Christmas gifts while sharing the good news of the gospel & praying with them.

We follow up with the families throughout the year to encourage them, offer prayer, and walk alongside those who are open to grow in their faith.

DISTINCT STUDIES

Engaging youth & adults in biblically sound evangelistic and discipleship classes. Evangelistic classes and studies are lightweight in content, while Disciple Dynamic classes go deeper in content.

Topics
• Character development & becoming better
• How to study the Bible: Inductive exegesis
• The power of prayer & meditation
• Bodily stewardship: Honoring your temple
• Church membership: Corporate fellowship
• Loving God & growing in your faith: Spiritual disciplines
• Systematic theology

DISTINCT WEALTH

Financial Literacy
Classes are interactive and are taught in conjunction with financial literacy curricula, videos, and guest speakers. Classes are held over a four-six week period. Financial literacy is also incorporated into our youth mentoring program, during the school year.
Youth Classes
  • Checking & savings (alternative to carrying cash)
  • Credit & debt
  • Investing your money (make your money work for you)
  • Creating and adjusting your budget (guard against overspending)
 
Adult Classes
  • Evaluating your money attitude & budgeting your finances    
  • Credit, debt, & financial pitfalls
  • Saving strategies
  • Investing in your future: Wealth building
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