New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation is on a mission to establish cross-cultural leadership teams of young women and men, with skills that will help them emerge from dysfunctional families and a drug-influenced life on the streets, to become peer-leaders and agents of peace capable of helping themselves and influencing their communities for good. We are intentionally teaming spiritual innovators and other exemplary adults with needful youth to equip them to pass forward all they have learned as valuable, contributing agents of change in their communities. Beginning at the heart, we help young people commit themselves to education and concrete goals, while helping them discover and develop their unique talents, and potentiality. Both self-disciplined and imaginative, these youth are becoming productive citizens and leaders capable of teamwork and shaping a positive, sustainable society that rejects violence and insists on communication excellence and unbridled compassion for all.
The youth develop values that include:
(1) A sense of belonging to a common and interconnected humanity.
(2) Respect and a sense of dignity for all people.
(3) A dedication to preserving the natural environment.
(4) A strong social service ethic.
We believe that in the end, when we evaluate our lives, it is not the money in our bank accounts, the mansions we have built for ourselves or the degrees beside our names or our illustrious careers that will be most memorable, but the love, compassion and support that we share with others. In the next five years and beyond, our general goal will be to continue to provide the resources to inspire and empower people to live more compassionately, love more authentically and to create greater happiness within themselves and the world by constantly engaging with people to foster awareness of the power of compassionate love, forgiveness and peace. This will involve exploring and implementing practical programs that will enhance unity and self-conscious expression. We will continue to pursue a development approach that focuses on individual transformation for our personal and collective growth. We believe that as individuals engage in the process of self-development and become empowered in their own lives, they are naturally inspired to take actions to make meaningful and significant contributions to the advancement of their communities.
By applying the principles of leverage, innovation and measurability learnt from best practices from the business world, we will continue to seed conversations that inspire individuals to build the inner resources they need to counter the trend of growing stress and violence, to cultivate learning environments where people of all cultures can develop the intelligence of the heart- to bolster positive emotional development, critical thinking, resilience and overall wellbeing, facilitate cross cultural conversations to help people reach across the things that divide them- nationality, ethnicity, religious affiliation, wars and geography, and educate individuals to overcome stress, anxiety, fear and violence to make socially responsible choices and contribute to meaningful change.