The Successful Teens International Leadership Initiative
The Successful Teens International Leadership Initiative was founded by Dr. Dorrellle Lomax Burnett, DD, in Los Angeles, California during the 2008-2009 NBA Basketball Season. Success workshops held at the Staples Center.
The Successful Teens International Leadership program was created to support and promote the mission of the SUCCESS Foundation. As a business development partner with the LA Clippers and sports philanthropist, Dr. Burnett established a cooperative success relationship between his company HNA Sports (formally the HNBA), the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team and the SUCCESS Foundation. This international teens leadership program is part of Dr. Dorrelle Burnett's Higher Education Initiative that promotes the work of HBCU Today. Since 2008, this program has touched the lives of tens of thousands of teens in Los Angeles County and millions of NBA fans across the United States. Dr. Burnett moved the Successful Teens International Leadership program to Chicago, Illinois in 2011 to be the youth success leadership program of CFCI Foundation.
In Chicago, in 2018, Teens who participate in our success program learned success principles as they enjoyed meals at the Five Guys Restaurant in Hyde Park. Our goal in 2019 and 2020 is to have teens throughout Chicago meet for meals at Five Guys Restaurants to share and celebrate the positive impact our success program is having in their lives. Program participants receive an e-book copy of SUCCESS for Teens, a publication by the Editors of the SUCCESS Foundation, a $10.00 value for FREE. The eight success principles in the book are from the New York Times Best Seller “The Slight Edge”. The eight principles are:
· Little Things Matter
· Attitude is Everything
· Use the Moment
· Everything Starts with Small Steps
· There Is No Such Thing as Failure
· Habits Are Powerful
· You’re Always Learning
· Make Your Dreams Come True
Each month, we look forward to learning more about how these success principles have helped participating teens be more successful in life.