When an Indian youth here gets into trouble or an unexpected outbreak of negative behavior among them occurs, often the first question the public asks is, “Who is to blame?” Typically the next step is to adopt programs to “target” the problem. Rarely, however, do we as a community, come together to ask, “How can we provide both a positive and supportive environment and also necessary social skills for our young people, from pre-school to University, that will be a lasting part of education in our community and make events like these much less likely to occur in the future?” Rather than putting a band-aid on wounds in the youth culture and ripping it off when the next attractive program comes along, MIYDF’s approach is realistically tailored to address the needs of Indians at their roots.
Underachievement and harmful behaviors develop in part from a complex web of familial, economic, and cultural circumstances. These factors are part of the fabric of life and difficult to attack. Strategies that help them develop the resilience to cope adaptively with modern-day stresses has been adopted.
MIYDF is inspired, empowered, and committed to move beyond a fragmented approach to social and emotional programming and embrace a systematic, comprehensive, and coordinated approach to addressing the deeply intertwined academic, social, and economic needs of our Indian youth.
MIYDF aspires to create awareness among the Indian youth that they can be the best and on par with the other community. MIYDF is committed to awakening those who are working to improve youth opportunities with their specific work within the “big picture” of what it takes to ensure that they are problem free, fully prepared and fully participating in community building.
MIYDF builds the bridges of social inclusion of the upper class of the Indian society to play their role in uplifting our community. MIYDF is our and the community’s, call to action. MIYDF shall heed the call so that we can create a community in which every Indian youth is treated with respect and dignity, every Indian boy and girl is loved and cared for equally, and every Indian family has the hope of a strong and stable future.