The "Keep it Alive" Foundation provides leadership and personal development training that enable our young adults with the skills and tools to become better communicators and the ability to focus on and plan their future. This training helps them develop higher priorities with their family and education; self development training that empowers students with more self confidence and higher self esteem, becoming more engaged with their families, friends, their school and communities.
After witnessing the tremendous personal impact it has on the youth that attend this training, this organization was founded so all our communities could benefit from the skills these young adults and future educators alike will gain from becoming leaders in their classes, schools and community.
The Dr. Rosemarie Rothe memorial scholarship grant will be awarded to a high school graduating student each year for an individual who aspires to the ideals of teaching that also believes in developing our next generation of young leaders and the goals of giving back to our communities.
Help us take part in the initiative to enrich our future by improving one person or the whole community.
Teen Leadership training began as 3 days in the desert with a bunch of strangers and ended up becoming 3 days that affected my life in a big way. Strangers quickly became friends, and instructors suddenly turned to crash course experts on how I could become a better "me".
It was tough to get out of my 'comfort zone' at first, then afterward I discovered just how much more I learned about myself, my family and my team.
Leadership Breakthrough has made a tremendous difference in my life professionally, but more importantly personally. I am a better husband, father, brother, son and friend because of what I have learned about myself.
The confidence that I gained after going through this training has made me understand the strength that I have within me to realize my dreams. It gave me confidence in myself and the ability to make a difference in my life.
Teen Leadership training was truly life changing. I don't regret a single thing about it. The on-team staff and my instructor were truly amazing, but most of all I made freindships that will last forever!
This course was a lot more than I expected it to be!
Beginning today, I will break out of my comfort zone of being emotionally hurt and know the person that I am is so MUCH better than the people who do their best to tear me down … I now know that I am unstoppable in whatever I do. I know I will succeed at this because from this day forward, I am my own person… and like a butterfly coming out of its cocoon, I will emerge a better leader of my own life and my life choices. This experience is really life changing. I am a powerful person and I now take control of my life and I will be the pilot flying the plane of opportunity. To take these lessons and learn from them takes a leader, but to the use those lessons in my own life shows a true leader.
Unbelievable! The Leadership training classes gave me the jump start I needed to not only get back on track but to blaze new trails. Through the team building and leadership training I have learned there is more -- more to do, more to life and much more to me. My leadership position at work has greatly benefited from my classes through deeper commitment, greater communication and more meaningful leadership. My family has benefited because they are getting all of me.Even though I have had great opportunities for similar training in the past, Leadership Breakthrough puts this together in a vastly more meaningful way. The benefits are so huge that I am ensuring my daughters and grandchildren have the opportunity of this learning adventure.
It has made a tremendous difference in my life professionally, but more importantly personally. I am a better husband, father, brother, son and friend because of what I have learned about myself. I look forward to the opportunity when itself to attend Leadership Breakthrough 2. I have always believed everything and everyone happens for a reason. I now know this opportunity happened to me at a time when I needed it most, to help me realize how much I am actually capable of.
Teen Leadership training began as 3 days in the desert with a bunch of strangers and ended up becoming 3 days that affected my life in a big way. Strangers quickly became friends, and instructors suddenly turned to crash course experts on how I could become a better "me". I didn't think much about how the leadership training would affect my life until I started noticing things like a very positive and outgoing attitude in all I do on a daily basis, as well as an ability to develop more meaningful relationships with those around me by being able to express my thoughts and feelings with a newly found exuberance.
Dear Sam and the Keep It Alive Foundation,
Thank you so mcuh for giving me the opportunity to attend this teen eagle quest class. It means the world to me. I want you all to know how big of an impact your organization is from a student point of view, and want to let you know that not only will I donate this $100, but I will donate for years to come. Thanks again!
I went into this believing I did not need it and it turned out to be the best 3 days of my life! It was tough to get out of my 'comfort zone' at first, then afterward I discovered just how much more I learned about myself, my family and my team. I feel like I can accomplish anything I want now and realize I only had my self beliefs getting in my way. It was an amazing experience and would do it all again. This is how I want my life to be and want all of my family to go too!
My friend told me about the Teen Leadership Breakthrough and asked me to go. I wasn't expecting this! This is nothing like school or any other class I had taken before and it turned out to be the best experience of my life. I made some great friends, actually best friends. They helped me be better than I thought I was and I helped them too. I want to thank the foundation for making this possible for me and I would highly recommend this to anyone. I know my own potential was only limited by my fear of failing. I have broken that block now and it hangs on my wall as a reminder that I can accomplish anything!
I was sponsored to this training by the Foundation and thought it was going to be just another "feel good" weekend, only to come home to the same problems I have always faced. The hardest thing to admit was that it was only me holding myself back. I was always believing what other people said and now realize I can be whatever I want and not what they think I am. I was afraid of not being accepted and it was that fear that kept me from being me and doing what I want to do, making plans for my future, for my happiness and it helped to know that I wasn't alone. I have always held my emotions inside until last weekend. I cried and laughed and found new strength and "enthusiasm" with the help of my new friends in class. I finally found "me" and I liked what I saw!
The experience at Teen Training was absolutely life changing. I went in there thinking it would be this big class and - to tell you the truth - part of me did not want to go. Then the first class started...
I have to say that now that I have gone through that class I came out on the other side so excited for life. I felt like,and still do feel like, if I put my mind to doing something, anything, then I can do it. I just have to work for it. I find myself going all out, making new friends and not hiding inside my shell any more. You know there was a guy in my class and at first he was hating life. He was one of those "all I have to do is get through this and get home", kind of people. But when everything started really happening, then he opened up and actually did stuff. He became a kid that everyone wanted to be around and it amazed me how much one person can actually change in just one weekend. I was actually excited that I was able to be apart of a program that could change so many people in such a positve way. I was always excited to get up in the mornings and go start the classes because everyday, every class held something new and amazing that helped me find myself and be excited about it.
Well that was only half the journey, the rest was more amazing then words could ever possibly say.
Dr. Rosemarie Rothe was an educator with the Ann Arbor, Michigan Public Schools and an administrator in the adult education program. Dr. Rothe strongly believed in providing opportunities through education and was a lifelong community leader.
Dr. Rothe was deeply committed to helping pre-teen students with learning disabilities. She believed in show and tell by using props as part of her teaching technique and methods. Dr. Rothe had a firm belief that every one deserves the basic tools of success for everyday life.
Dr. Rothe raised seven extraordinary children, all of whom earned their college degrees, while working full time, volunteering and continuing her own education. Dr. Rothe earned her Doctorate of Education at the age of 58.
The Yellow Pants Project is a community partnership with leadership development practitioners and high school administrators who are passionate about developing inclusive leaders for life.
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children serves all abused, abandoned and neglected children and families, creating new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe, homelike environment and to break the vicious cycle of child abuse and provide help and hope to children and families.
Nevada Partnership Homeless Youth’s mission is to Eliminate Homelessness Among Nevada's Youth. All homeless youth in Nevada share the same opportunities for a quality future enjoyed by others in our community.
Mr. Nicholson is President of Grand Canyon Development Partners and Grand Canyon Construction, Inc. in Arizona, Nevada and California. Mr. Nicholson formerly held positions on boards of the Fountain Hills Board of Adjustment, Sierra Vista Planning and Zoning Commission, Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross, Sierra Vista Hospital Board, and served with many organizations such as the Special Olymics, Boys and Girls Club of America and is the founder of the "Keep it Alive" Foundation, inspired the many teens and adults who have gone through the program and "Pay it Forward" in their own communities.
Ms. Hunter has over 12 years experience in Organizational Development, Human Resources, Training and Communications in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Most recently providing services for clients such as Bally Technologies, VSR Industries, Dana Corporation, Silverton Resort and Casino, The Siegel Group, Duetsche bank, the Related Group and many more.
Ms. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a BA degree in Finance and Management as well as a Masters Degree in Administration and Human Resources.
Over the last eight years, Ms. Hunter has also worked or served for many non-profit organizations such as the "I Have A Dream" foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Las Vegas.
A Senior Human Resource Executive in the Las Vegas area, Jean has provided services all over the world. Her insight and leadership has helped us gain momentum and help sponsor many individuals in their leadership training. She is also a certified training professional and was instrumental in training and supporting a culture of success with hundreds of people she worked with over the last several years.
Jean has served or been a member of several non-profit organizations such as Rotary Club international, Toastmasters, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Human Resources Management Association, Pierce County Dispute Resolution Center and District Court and the Washington Association of School Administrators.