Inspiring Teens to See, Believe, and Achieve Their Dreams. 

Our Story, Our Why 

Take a moment-flashback to when you were ten years old.

Are you that person, today, you desired to be back then?

For most of us, the answer is No. 


During our teen years, we experienced early childhood trauma that caused us to lose our focus and desire to pursue our dreams.


Those were the years our parents, extended family, and friend opinions of us matter the most.


All we ever wanted was to feel safe, valued, respected, and appreciated by our parents, and accepted by our peers.


But, none of" what you want to be" matters when you are repeatedly abused in a safe environment, the world calls home.
None of " I want to be this when I grow up " matters when you live a false hope of reality, and your self-esteem is destroyed by those who have the most influence over you.


So what do you do?


You leave home, maybe stay with some friends, an aunt or uncle, on the streets, or in abandoned buildings because that is the only place you can find peace, try to build your esteem by convincing yourself you are somebody and have a life worth living.

 

Every day, all over the world, teens are becoming homeless and having suicidal thoughts because they are overwhelmed with trauma or anxiety from early childhood experiences.

 

It is Chosen Inspiration's ultimate goal to improve teen quality of life by enhancing their emotional, psychological, and social well-being. 

About Us

Chosen Inspiration Association is a 501 c (3) tax- exempt youth development organization for teens. We are passionate about saving teen lives and influencing their minds. We challenge our teens to overcome traumatic experiences that cause depression, homelessness, and suicidal thoughts.  Chosen Inspiration cultivates teens to view setbacks as opportunities for personal growth and development by enhancing talent, self-esteem, and financial well-being. 

Our Focus

  • Suicidal at-risk and homeless youth between 10-17 years old. 

    Service Agenda 

~ Inspire teens to see, believe, and achieve. ~

Mission

To empower teens to overcome adversity, pursue dreams, and become leaders in their community. 

 

Vision

To be the most influential organization in the communities we serve that improves the quality of life for teens.

         Core Values

  • Mental Health

  • Self- Sufficiency 

  • Leadership

  • Education 

  • Compassion

  • Servitude

 OUR TEAM

Sharese K. York, BA   

Founder/President

Nicole York MA,LAC

Vice-President 

Amanda Herring

Treasurer

Edith Solomon

Secretary 

Megan Benjamin

Member, Emergency Care Coordinator

 

 

Dannielle Johnson

Member, Youth Leader 

Hassan Kirby

Crisis Intervention Specialist 

Katherine N. Nunnally, MPA

Advisor

Our Impact 

The Love Yourself program really help me to accept who I am

 

~ Akira,  age 15

The programs taught me how not to give up. There's always another way. 

~Danny, age 14

Chosen Inspiration saved my life. The programs changed my perceptive and encouraged me to see setbacks as challenges designed to maximize my full potential. 

 

~ JoJo, age 15

“To be a star you must shine with your own light, follow your divine purpose, stand firm, endure, overcome obstacles, and when the odds are against you…Shine the brightest”

Chosen Inspiration Motto

OUR PROGRAMS

Chosen to Inspire

Inspired Teens

Tomorrow Millionaires 

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Chosen to Inspire is a self-esteem enrichment suicidal prevention program for teens. The program transforms teen minds to turn their pain into power. Chosen to Inspire prevent teens from engaging in self-harm and help them view obstacles as challenges intended to maximize their full potential. In learning to accept things they cannot change; the program promotes self-sufficiency and cultivates teens to become leaders among their peers. 

Inspired Teens is a therapeutic creative writing program for teens to share their stories. Teens gain exposure to diverse writing styles and may explore or create several compositions such as fiction, memoirs, playwriting, and screenwriting. The program promotes creativity and self-expression with great emphasis on the benefits of self-publishing. 

Tomorrow Millionaires is a financial literacy program guiding teens from low-income communities to become financially stable. The program fosters teens to become skilled in money management, budgeting, saving and investing, and business acumen. The program teaches teens to live within means and overcome the financial setbacks of poverty.  

OUR SUCCESS

  • 100% are career-ready and pursuing their dream

  • 100% serve in a leadership position at a post-secondary institution or within the community.

  • 10 years of successfully transforming suicidal at-risk and homeless teen lives.

SUPPORT US

Together, we can make a lasting impact.

 ~INFLUENCING TEEN MINDS~

OUR LOCATIONS           

 

State of New Jersey   Essex County, Monmouth County,  Mercer County 

State of Florida  Duval County, Miami- Dade County, Broward County 

                      

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OUR PARTNERS 

CONTACT US

862-224-1619

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VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

We serve teens, unite them, learn from them, and become one with them.

We are sincere and concerned about their current condition and daily needs.

We offer a lifetime membership.

 

JOIN TODAY

Pre-Teens 9-13

Teens 13-19

Young Adult Mentors 20-24

MAKE A DONATION

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for our teens.

DONATE NOW

 The support we receive is a huge driver of the good work we do in addressing some of society’s most challenging problems. Get in touch today and join our efforts in making a lasting impact.

PARTNER WITH US

Our mission is everything.

It describes the way we touch lives and serve teens.

It fuels motivation and ignites passion.

It is our roadmap; Chosen Inspiration’s direction and destination.

Become a partner with Chosen Inspiration.

Know that we are in here to inspire many!