Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative is to provide youth with programs where they will have a healthy environment to develop character, integrity, and values which will enable them to become productive citizens.

Our Motto: “In order to succeed in life, you must work hard, be accountable, and help others”.

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About Mel Blount

Mel has spent a lifetime supporting young people

Mel started the Youth Leadership Initiative after his decades long NFL career. Mel and the foundation have intervened and intercepted the lives of at risk youth and provided the avenue for them to get another chance to succeed with their life’s goals. Today, the Initiative focuses on instilling leadership qualities in young people to arm them to tackle life’s challenges.

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Success Stories

“I learned tools to be a man and how to carry myself as a man. I prospered and did well.”

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