• Success for Teens

    SUCCESS for Teens will show you that success is not about smarts, looks, or luck. It's about becoming the best possible person can be and making most of the talents and opportunities. By understanding and applying  and applying the slight edge philosophy, you'll learn the rime-tested principles for excelling in all areas of your life.
    Eight Principles

The Successful Teens International Leadership Initiative

(2008 - 2019) Celebrating 11 Years Of Helping The SUCCESS Foundation Deliver A Positive Tool For Character Development To Teens.


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. 


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.  Starting at the Five Guys Restaurant Community Night in Hyde Park.  Program participants receive a ebook copy of SUCCESS for Teens, a book 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.


The Eight Principles In Detail
The Successful Teens International YouTube Channel