Through our workshops we seek to enrich and transform the lives of youth who may be dealing with negative or stressful home environments, lack of emotional and educational support, negative peer pressure, or transient living conditions and homelessness. Youth who experience these conditions are often times at risk for educational setbacks, teen pregnancy, drug or alcohol abuse, and trouble with the law.
Our workshops address these issues by:
Beyond our workshops, we will provide continuing emotional and social support to our young ladies, throughout early adulthood.
See our Workshop Goals below.
The right kind of confidence can only be based on true self-worth—believing you are a valuable person to be respected and loved. The Bible has a great deal to say about how we are to think of ourselves and our personal value. We understand that without this deep sense of worth you can never be truly happy. Having a proper sense of your own personal identity leads to true inner confidence and stability. This is what we hope to instill in the young people we serve.
Youth will be coached in visual presentation, social etiquette, personal grooming and table etiquette. The goal is to empower the youth to achieve their maximum potential by building confidence in their social skills.
The Technology unit is designed to instill a sense of awareness and responsibility, when handling technology. The goal is to empower youth to behave morally, ethically and socially while using mobile devices and via the various popular internet social sites.
Learn the important role faith plays in directing and positively influencing their lives.
Learn to value themselves as unique individuals; and gain an understanding of the inner qualities they possess to contribute to God’s plan and impact their families, communities and world.
DOE participants learn the importance of placing a greater focus on the development of their inner person, so that their outer person will properly reflect the character and values they desire.
Learning to be proactive in making right decisions concerning their life. Students will be encouraged to think about their dreams, aspirations, goals; in light of their current gifts (natural), experience (knowledge, skills), education (knowledge and skills); and then look at ways they may achieve them.
Discovering the value of remaining abstinent until marriage; learning to avoid and resist the lures of sexual encounters; and choosing to treat their sexuality as a gift and not a trap or a weapon.
Learning the connection between negative thinking patterns and negative behavior; and learning to recognize and change them.
Learning to properly manage emotions and responses to the words and actions of others.
Developing a healthy mindset about money and its purpose; how to manage their money through proper planning and budgeting; not becoming a slave to money and debt; and ways to multiply their money through giving and through various financial products.
Learning the importance of maintaining their health; adopting healthy lifestyle practices, proper exercise and proper nutrition.
Donations to TDF are tax deductible.
TDF has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Virginia – Capitol One, to enrich the lives of young ladies from the City of Richmond. The program was able to strengthen these young ladies in social and emotional skills, to equip them to be more successful in school and make better decisions in their day-to-day lives.