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Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative

The mission of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative is to provide youth with programs where they will have a healthy environment to learn, work, play and to develop principles of respect, responsibility, and leadership through: nurturing, moral & character development and guidance.

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1st Annual Evoqua Water Technologies Golf Outing Benefiting the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative

This 1st Annual event was a huge success.  Here are some photos from the event.  See you next year!

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THE VISION FROM THE STEPS OF CANTON

Mel Blount shared his vision and the importance of giving back to youth even before he founded the Mel Blount Youth Home. Standing on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio as a first ballot Hall of Famer Mel Blount reminisces on the importance of his family and the values he learned growing up in Vidalia Georgia. From the steps of the highest most sacred place in football, The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Mel Blount wanted his impact to be bigger than Super Bowls and the game of football.

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Mel Blount 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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MBYLI PROGRAMS

We celebrate the programs and initiatives our sponsors and donors have allowed us to maintain and create.

Mentoring Program

Equestrian Program

Building Champions Program

Highmark Healthy High Five

Bright Futures Scholar Program

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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2020 MBYH All-Star Celebrity Roast

Steeler Rookie Camp

Universities, Colleges & Schools Skills Camp

Youth Summit

Back To School Drive

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LATEST MBYLI NEWS

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New Video: The Impact of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative

New Video: The Impact of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative Please watch this new video detailing the positive impact of the Mel Blount Youth Leadership Initiative on its participants. “This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind,

The Vision from the Steps of Canton NFL Hall of Famer Mel Blount

THE VISION FROM THE STEPS OF CANTON Mel Blount shared his vision and the importance of giving back to youth even before he founded the Mel Blount Youth Home. Standing on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio as a first ballot Hall

A Reflection from President Mel Blount & the continued impact during COVID

A Reflection from President Mel Blount & the continued impact during COVID COVID 19 has severely affected our country, placing our normal daily routines on pause, severely affecting the way we interact with each other, and causing a need to develop ways to still be effective and impactful.

2020 All-Star Celebrity Roast Postponed

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MEL BLOUNT Due to the COVID-19 precautions suggested by local, state, and federal authorities, we regretfully must postpone our annual dinner that was scheduled for Friday, April 3 2020. A new date for the Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast honoring former Steelers

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