We need to answer the fundamental question of “what is an organized community of hope?“
- The word organize means “to cause to develop an organic structure”
- A community is defined as “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.”
- Hope is defined as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.”
Therefore, an organized community of hope is an organic structure where we share common attitudes, interests and goals, with the expectations and desires of certain things to happen.
What do we mean by changing lives?
Changing lives means changing the trajectory of a life from – negative to positive, from bad choices to good choices, from no hope to great hope, from no opportunity to opportunity.
Measuring those changes (outcomes) varies for each individual, but it can be:
- Educational outcomes such as improved grades, graduation, trade or college.
- Career outcomes such as no job, to a job, no though of a career to building a career and future.
- Lifestyle outcomes such as breaking free of substance abuse, alcohol abuse or even physical abuse.
In a world simultaneously full of hope and opportunity and devoid of hope and opportunity we want to be a part of changing our world by bringing hope to our communities.
The demographic focus of Knox Extreme Sports is on kids and young adults between 10 – 24 years old, with a very acute focus on younger children in the 10 – 17 age groups. All of our core programs will be focused around these age demographics, while maintaining broad demographics around the use and function of the Knoxville Extreme Sports Park.
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