Youth Trip to DC
The Good Life Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for “at-risk” youth, both male and female. Through partnerships and collaborations, we provide various services and programs with the purpose of encouraging successful and productive careers and life strategies for “at-risk” youth, with the ultimate goal of encouraging entrepreneurship as a means to reduce recidivism, escape from poverty and improve academic performance.
Invest In The Future of Good
Who We Are
Why We Use Hip-Hop Culture...
Why We Work...
Culturally Competent Programming
The GLYF 4 Foundational elements that we focus on were derived from a very basic question: "What does it take to have a Good Life?" These 4 elements are the fundamental pillars for Good Life youth developmental and change model. These 4 Elements are in the areas of: Life (R.E.A.L. LIFE), Money (R.E.A.L. WEALTH), Entrepreneurship & Business (R.E.A.L. SUCCESS) and Health & Wellness (R.E.A.L. HEALTH).
How We Promote Health and Wellness:
Peace Making Circles - with our partner Center for Court Innovation
"For The Culture - Survival of the FITtest!" - with our partner H2 Fitness
"Don't Get It Twisted" - Chiropractic Wellness with partner Highpoint Chiropractic Wellness, Dr. Irum Tahir
"Squash The Beef" - Afro-centric Diet Cooking Workshop
Our fingerprints on the lives we touch never fade
Be The Change
Programs / Services
315 L.I.F.T. stands for Life Influencers Focusing Teens
315 L.I.F.T. is an Onondaga County funded partnership between GLYF and The Center for court Innovation (CCI).
The 315 L.I.F.T. Project uses hip-hop music and culture and peacemaking to give youth the necessary skills to be successful. We combine mentoring, financial
Beyond 16 Bars
“Beyond 16 Bars” (B16B) – is a culturally competent interactive and experiential learning program series infused with Life skills and entrepreneurial themes to aid youth in social, emotional and personal development. “Beyond 16 Bars” creates understanding and new learning through utilizing Hip-Hop music and culture as a vehicle
R.E.A.L. Business Entrepreneurship Spotlight Series
Entrepreneurship has been known to be linked to improved academic performance amongst youth because it connects R.E.A.L. life experiences and opportunities for revenue with education that youth are learning now. In partnership with El Java Quadir (Entrepreneurship Professor at Whitman School, Syracuse University) and the Whitman School of