Enhancing the perspectives of today's youth, and equipping them with life skills to help mankind.

submission by KASIF
Enhancing the perspectives of today's youth, and equipping them with life skills to help mankind.

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

Keith A. Somers International Foundation

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Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization


Other (please specify below):


Public Charity

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.


To expand the perspective of young people, globally, and equip them with the life skills necessary to fulfill a pro social role within their respective community.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


o educate at risk youth about the risks and consequences of distracted and impaired driving.

To educate youth about high risk behavior and habits, and then provide beneficial instruction on how to make quality life choices in the alternate.

To educate youth about drugs, alcohol, bullying, aberrant sexual practices, and other harmful/anti-social behavior.

To educate youth about the inherent dignity and human rights of other races, ethnicities, and religions, around the world.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA


South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)


Other (please specify below):

(e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County):

Various High Schools, Colleges, and Universities throughout Los Angeles County.

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):


Marketing, advertising, to bring substantially greater awareness to the social ills my non profit addresses.

How will your proposal improve the following “Live” metrics? (check all that apply)

Access to healthy food

Healthcare access

Exposure to air toxins

Number of households below the self-sufficiency index

Percent of imported water

Obesity rates

Housing affordability

Rates of homelessness

Walk/bike/transit score

Acres and miles of polluted waterways

Rates of mental illness

Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)

Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)

Percentage of residents receiving coordinated healthcare services (Dream Metric)

Percentage of tree canopy cover (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the healthiest place to live.


KASIF will provide educational training, counseling services and resources to help young people thrive and survive through positive, productive outreach; assisting them on their journey towards living healthier lifestyles and becoming productive citizens.

KASIF will accomplish our goals through some of the following strategies:

Partner with local state agencies and community groups to facilitate and administer on-site educational workshops
Host on-site and off-site conferences to provide the aforementioned educational workshops combined with counseling. This counseling will allow participants to speak in confidence with licensed collaborating counselors.

KASIF’s focus is to implement methods for prevention, while also applying intervention strategies. We will help participants become clearer about their own identity and abilities – what they want in life - their life vision - and how to consciously transform their life for the better. No matter what they may be dealing with, they will learn how their beliefs and actions can shape the rest of their life.

Our supportive services will be designed to help individuals and families find the strength within themselves to improve their lives. From anger management to parenting education, to substance abuse and prevention, KASIF will help produce positive long-term outcomes.

KASIF’s self-development programs will help those challenged with self-destructive habits, while helping participants develop positive strategies to address the causes and effects of their lives.

To advance our efforts, we will form collaborations with local hospitals, community leaders, grass roots organizations, and community members, in order to help our participants become more self-reliant and empowered.

The essence of our work is a learning process that will continue throughout the lives of the individuals themselves. Education, training, practice, accompaniment, and evaluation will be the basis of our work.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


We are currently seeking collaboration with licensed and skilled pediatric and adolescent mental health clinicians who possess the expertise to properly evaluate the effectiveness of our programs and their application.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

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Submission Began
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Submission Ended
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
at 07:00 PM UTC

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Voting Ended
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
at 08:00 PM UTC

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Winner Announced
Tuesday, December 08, 2015