The mission of the Advocates Foundation is to improve the health, wellness and career choices of young people, especially those of underrepresented diverse backgrounds.
The Advocates Board of Directors and supporters have long recognized the need for health and career guidance in underrepresented communities. For several years, concerned professionals supporting this mission have volunteered their time and resources to various programs and events designed to enlighten and educate young boys and girls from diverse backgrounds on how to live healthy lifestyles and provide examples of paths to successful careers.
To further its reach and effectiveness, the Advocates Foundation has partnered with the national and internationally known Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF). The AHF’s program targeting all youth, and especially at-risk youth aligns well with the Advocates Foundation’s (AF) career development programs.
Young people age 15-20 will go through a three phase program. Phase one will be a discussion on health and wellness presented by AHF. Phase two will be a career discussion conducted by AF and the final Phase will be a golf clinic conducted by APGA Tour pros. Participants are divided into three groups and are rotated through each stage.
Young people are asked to write an essay entitled “Why it is important to make positive choices in your health, wellness and careers.” A $250 educational grant will be awarded to the female essay winner and $250 will be awarded to the male essay winner in each participating city. There will also be five $100 runner-up educational grants awarded.