The Successful Teens International Leadership Program
The Successful Teens International Leadership Program (SuccessfulTeens.org) was founded by Dr. Dorrelle Lomax Burnett, in Los Angeles, California with the SUCCESS Foundation and the LA Clippers, during the 2008-2009 NBA Basketball Season. The program produced success workshops and leadership presentations for teens, on the center court, monthly at the STAPLES Center. The program stayed with the LA Clippers for three consecutive NBA Basketball seasons and ended during the 2009- 2010 season.
The Successful Teens International Leadership program was created to support and promote the mission of the SUCCESS Foundation. As a sports philanthropist and business development partner with the LA Clippers, Dr. Burnett established a cooperative success relationship between his company HNA Sports (formally the HNBA), the Los Angeles Clippers NBA Basketball team and the SUCCESS Foundation. This international teens leadership program is a pillar for Dr. Burnett's success education initiative. This success program has touched the lives of tens of thousands of teens in Los Angeles County and has been shared with millions of NBA fans across the United States. Dr. Burnett moved the Successful Teens International Leadership program to Chicago, Illinois in 2011 and in 2020 the program was re-established as the official youth leadership program of CFCI Foundation.
In Chicago, in 2018, teenagers who participated in the success program learned success principles as they enjoyed meals at the Five Guys Restaurant in Hyde Park. Our program goal was to have teens throughout Chicagoland meet for discounted meals at Five Guys Restaurants to share and celebrate the positive impact the eight success principles were having in their lives. Program participants also received a free e-Book copy of SUCCESS for Teens, a publication by the Editors of the SUCCESS Foundation, a $10.00 value. COVID-19 shut down the program in 2020. The leadership program was re-launched on-line, with a e-Book only platform in 2021.
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.