Youth Rocks Foundation
Youth Rocks Foundation is a youth driven, non-profit organization committed to empowering the youth. We are working to ensure that every youngster gets a fair chance to explore his potential and live a fuller life.
Our vision is that every youngster is able to realize his/her full potential and is able to fulfill his/her personal and professional dreams.
Every youngster deserves ample opportunities and supportive environment and needs thorough guidance in the process of self discovery, which is sadly lacking more often than not.
Youth Rocks Foundation focuses on providing holistic support to youngsters battling with multiple dangerous distractions of a modern life.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and outcomes for youngsters and ensure that every youngster is able to fulfill their highest potential irrespective of his/her background or circumstances.
Every young person of age 10-25 is our prospective member. Every student of college and school (class V onwards) should be a part of our network.
Every household must have an adult member in our network who will volunteer for the NGO.
All the stakeholders including parents, teachers, experts, students and society in general should have representation in the NGO.
The need for this NGO arises due to the simple fact that every young person needs someone to guide her/him. Youth are not very comfortable in sharing their problems especially with family or someone close. But in the youth driven environment of our sessions, they meet others facing similar problems and can openly discuss their concerns and seek guidance.
We believe that core areas which determine the long term success of a young individual are:
• Career Management
• Money Management
• Health Management
• Relationship Management
• Personal Management
We provide monthly interactive sessions on campus to equip the students with primary skills in these core areas which help them overcome their academic, professional and personal challenges. Along with this, we conduct one-on-one sessions in small groups beyond campus every week as follow-up on these sessions to ensure that students are able to actually use these in day to day life.
Along with this the network of seniors, alumni, young professionals and experts will be there for regular feedback.
We will connect them with experts in different fields for professional advice as and when the need arises.
We invite volunteers from all walks of life and of all ages who believe in the power of youth. We need the support of hard-working, energetic and passionate people who want to work with young people around us in becoming the best person they can be and in this process build the future of our country.
Youth Rocks Foundation (YRF) is the brain child of Dr.Divya Negi Ghai. After spending a decade amongst young minds, teaching and inspiring them through school and college, she realized that her true passion lies in working with young minds beyond classrooms. She noticed a huge gap in the traditional way schools and colleges prepare their students and the way modern industry expects them to be prepared. She noticed that academic accomplishments are only a small part of students’ complete personality. There are many other skills that go unnoticed but play a defining role in their long term personal and professional success in life. These are:
Good common sense
A deep sense of organization and efficiency
Basic financial management
Strong time management skills
Creative problem solving
Excellent communication skills / salesmanship
Continuous drive for improvement
Continuous desire to learn
Values and Ethics
Passion for performance
Without a proper blend of these skills, the person will be less efficient and of less use to the family, employer and society, if at all he/she gets employed. For long term personal and professional success, these skills have to be excelled. But students are often left on-their-own for nurturing these skills. Their peer group, teachers or parents are not in a position to guide or train them. Short term remedies like Personality Development and Placement (PDP) workshops or seminars do not have any long term impact either.
We are trying our best to provide continuous support to the students in the form of our dynamic network where professionals from the industry and alumni; teachers; parents and students are the four integral pillars.
Students will be participating in a life-long improvement program resulting in success and happiness.
Every individual and organization needs to be a part of this mission for youth empowerment.
Notably, according to the latest UN Report 2015, with 356 million 10-24 year olds constituting 28% of the country’s population, India boasts the largest youth population in the world. Our youth needs to be focused, productive and happy in order to ensure that we prosper as a country. This reason is strong enough to help the cause.
OPEN HOUSE SESSIONS
These are Theme Centered Interactive Sessions which are undertaken at our Youth Centre every month.The aim is to provide a free platform to share problems without being judged and find practical solutions. Anybody can attend these and bring along friends, parents or teachers.
These are theme based seminars conducted free of cost in schools, colleges and offices. They can be customized as per the need of the organization. The aim is to make the participants realize that almost everything is in their control. These have to be proposed by the management of the organization.
These are short term paid programs tailor made for individuals with a definite objective in mind. The aim is to solve some personality issue effectively. Only registered members of the NGO will be able to avail these.
These are monthly high profile Open House Sessions conducted by an industry expert. Only registered members of the NGO are invited to attend the same. The aim is to provide an opportunity to the participants to have an informal interaction with an individual with first hand industry experience.
In-house mentors of the NGO and other individuals with rich industry experience are appointed as mentors for selected enthusiastic registered members of the NGO. This paves way for professional grooming of the young members and provides various internship opportunities under influential professionals.
These are seminars for parents to help them deal with the challenges of nurturing the millennials. The aim is to bring the concerned parents together and form a supportive community and share their experiences while solving their individual problems.