Character - Integrity - L.O.V.E.

Character - Integrity - L.O.V.E.


SBYM generates good will and encourages positive interaction among youths and adults. Youths gain an appreciation and respect for academic institutions and higher learning as citizenship, school, home activities, and community service are evaluated and become important factors when rewarding their progress. This process helps to encourage youth discipline, individual and as a team, when away from the Program. Good discipline habits remain part of the individual youth's character and are carried into adulthood. With their self-worth and self-confidence reaching new heights, youths learn to apply new confidence-building techniques to given situations and live healthier, happier, longer, and safer lives.


Numerous life skills subjects are taught to our youths through various workshops, classroom and application, as exemplified by the United States Military. With over two hundred and forty years of experience, military-style training techniques are quite effective. Youths learn that instant obedience to orders and responding on command are helpful ingredients to achieving personal and team discipline. Youths that attain the desired level of expertise and confidence are empowered to give life skills instruction to their peers, as well as other youth within their communities. Youths are also taught to share their learned skills with peers by leading training sessions.


Youth training does not only focus on newly established techniques, it reinforces and brings to the surface the values that parents have already instilled during the youth's early years. A youth embracing their family's own values provides for a less stressful home atmosphere. Parent participation is encouraged and parents quickly experience that their involvement provides for a sense of confidence and power that is essential to increasing their children's self-worth. The common interest shared by parents and their youths increases the relationship and helps to preserve their bond.


Military members who regard their experiences in the U.S. Armed Forces the most valuable of their lives, volunteer as mentor instructors and become better equipped themselves. In today's society the volunteer spirit has waned and people expect our government to solve too many of their personal issues while they rest idle. Military volunteers immediately learn that they do make a significant difference in their community, and working with our youths makes them better parents too, because they learn how important it is to take an active role in their own children's lives.


Active Duty, Reserve, and former military personnel can apply the techniques they learned in the military not only to civilian life, but also to the nurturing of youth. The experience and skills these men and women have learned are at a premium, and are usually what distinguishes them from the average citizen. Members from all military services are welcome to volunteer as instructor mentors, and if not on active duty, a military discharge in good standing is required. Civilian volunteers willing to contribute their time by giving talks or presentations to our youths also serve as positive role models. They introduce youths to present business practices, career options, and various work environments. The information and knowledge passed on to youths at this early stage in their lives inspires a career-minded mentality that helps them to focus on career goals. Youths become motivated to prioritize college and career selections, and also to become better prepared for the workforce.

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