The Keep It Alive Foundation

Providing 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.
Empowering Students

Providing programs that empower teens and young adults with confidence, self-esteem and focus that will enable them to maximize their future opportunities.

Stronger Families

Helping to create a common language, a common bond, and common experiences allow for improved communication, stronger family, education and business relationships.

Building Communities

Working with community organizations that are committed to the empowerment of tomorrow’s leaders and passionate about building a strong community.

Mission

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.

Sam Nicholson Executive Director
Teen Leadership Class Group Photo Teen Leadership Class Group Photo

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Stories

"Keep it Alive" has been fortunate to be a part of the lives of so many wonderful people.
Teen Leadership Class Group Photo

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".

Eric Teen Leadership

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.

Scott Teen Leadership

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.

Arnold Adult Leadership | Director of Staff Development | St. Judes Ranch

Scholarship

The Dr. Rosemarie Rothe Scholarship Grant is awarded to a graduating high school senior that is passionate in pursuing a degree and career in education. Applicants are asked to demonstrate their passion in teaching and guiding our youth and their devotion to charitable service and giving back to others and their community.
Georgeaniel Ceron-Cano
Georgeaniel Ceron-Cano
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Isabella Barricklow
Isabella (Bella) Barricklow
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Oksana Palczynski
Oksana Palczynski
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Chloe Ruelle
Chloe Ruelle
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Pricilla Polanco
Pricilla Polanco
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Dr. Rosemarie Rothe
Dr. Rosemarie Rothe Memorial Scholarship Grant
Dr. Rosemarie Rothe Memorial Scholarship Grant
Dr. Rosemarie Rothe

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.

You can make a donation by using the Donate button. Clicking on the Donate button below will take you to PayPal where you can use your PayPal account or your credit card account to make a donation to the Keep it Alive Foundation.

Partners

Yellow Pants Project

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

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

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.

Board

Sam Nicholson
Sam Nicholson - Executive Director
Sam Nicholson - Executive Director
Sam Nicholson

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.

Amy Hunter
Amy Hunter - Director
Amy Hunter - Director
Amy Hunter

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.

Jean Ellsworth
Jean Ellsworth - Director
Jean Ellsworth - Director
Jean Ellsworth

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.

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