Powered For Success.

Mentoring Program”

Our Powered for Success is a STEM-Inspired Mentoring Program that provides disadvantaged youth with educational and social opportunities, and inspire young minds in the world of technology. We use STEM Initiatives, counseling and character building strategies to help the youth achieve academic, social and workforce success.

Our participants get a chance to interact with mentors & professionals from various fields and industries. They will get a glimpse into different career options and get a chance to ask the mentors and professionals questions about their work and life experiences.

We host monthly mentoring sessions & workshops at 21st Century learning spaces where at-risk youth can learn the essential skills that will help them succeed in school, their careers and in life. Our sessions cater to children and young people (11-17 years old and 18-24 years old).

Program Components:


Our mentoring component focuses on positive youth development and creating a flexible, but structured mentoring system where the interests of at-risk youth are emphasized. Our tasks as mentors are to help at-risk youth:

  • 1. Discover their strengths.
  • 2. Develop their character.
  • 3. Determine their focus.
  • 4. Discern their blind spot.
  • 5. Close the gap between potential and performance.

Academic Building.

Our Powered for Success program focuses on academic building and working with local schools and other non-profit organizations to help:

  • 1. Build a positive school culture.
  • 2. Increase student engagement.
  • 3. Improve Academic Achievement.
  • 4. Decrease discipline problems.
  • 5. Get students Invested.

Life Skills Development.

Our Powered for Success program helps at-risk youth understand the importance of making good decisions and developing good habits. Life is full of transitions, and students and young adults need guidance making the right choices at crucial stages during those transitions. The challenges that at-risk youth face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardment, dating, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and peer pressure, just to name a few. The choices at-risk youth make while navigating these challenges can make or break their futures

Counseling & Mental Health Education.

Our Powered for Success program provides counseling services and mental health education. We have collaborated with mental health professionals to offer support groups and individual counseling for at-risk youth and their families. We aim to foster self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. We help at-risk youth to develop socially acceptable learned behavior that enables a person to interact effectively with others and to avoid socially unacceptable responses. We have informal therapy talk sessions and workshops to promote mental health education and to help end the stigma around mental illness in minority communities.

3 Tier Empowerment System.

The J.F. Holder Foundation uses a 3-Tier Empowerment System to help at-risk youth meet their personal, educational and social needs.

  • Tier 1 – We prepare the youth for the opportunities.
  • Tier 2 – We provide the youth with the opportunities.
  • Tier 3 – We create leaders that pay it forward by mentoring to others.