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The Courage to be You Mentoring & Workshop Program

Youth Mentoring and Workshops
Equipping participants with behavior and life skills necessary to achieve and sustain happiness and success in life.
In-person and or Virtual Sessions Available 


Our work is rooted in our Four Pillars of Spirituality, Exercise, Education, and Community. We are able to apply trauma-informed care principles, therapeutic, restorative and healing action steps, and what we call, "Being and Now Practices". Majority of our programming occurs outdoors in Nature all year long. ​


  • A Sense of Belonging: understanding and acceptance of why and how our youth are already great and meant for greatness

  • Peer Pressure: how being the best You reduces the pressure to conform, fit in, or compare oneself to others

  • Organization: how to set, plan, and create positive experiences. 

  • Internal Conflict and Esteem: how to improve spiritual, physical, and mental fitness (overall wellness).


  • ​Development of a Healthy Identity

  • Improved Self-Awareness

  • Psychological Social-Emotional Support and Growth

  • Health, Fitness, and Wellness Support

  • More Accepting to Challenges

  • Job Placement (if applicable)

  • A Respect For Nature and an Increase In Outdoor Nature-Play

  • A Practice of Respect and Humility

  • Sustainable and Consistent Motivation

  • Improved Confidence and Attitude

  • Goal Attunement and Accomplishment


  • Free initial consultation with youth (parent/guardian approved if under 18 years of age)

  • One in-person, up to 1.5-hour session per week or bi/weekly depending upon client's needs

  • Unlimited & inspirational text, Zoom/Face time conversations, and or email for the duration of mentorship

  • Options of 4, 8, or 12-week continuous mentoring sessions. 

  • Periodically, additional group sessions with other mentees and mentors may occur

  • Costs average $60-$80 per session. We aim to have mentorship costs covered by Grants, Partnerships, Sponsors, and Donations although not always available. Our goal is to not burden the family with these costs. Donations from the family and supporters of the family are always welcomed.  

  • After initial consultation, and all parties are in agreement, parents/guardian completes forms #1 Service Agreement/Intake Form and 3) Activity Waiver on our Forms Page


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  • Setting the Foundation For Success

  • Teaching of The Love No Ego Pillars & Principles

  • Attachment to Goals, Interests, and Passions

  • Teaching of The Youser's Manual - 20 strategies & principles help understand how "You" work.

  • Attachment to Community and Its Resources

  • Continuous Growth and Support




Available options:

Ensuring relevance to the participants, the methodology can vary based on age group of participants. Workshops are meant to be very inspiring and encouraging. We directly dive into the everyday pressures and challenges of participants while applying our pillars, principles, strategies, and overall messaging helping them to overcome and go beyond their limitations. In helping to effectively relay our “Love...No Ego” message, we used a variety of props, including sketch boards, our very own puzzles, our very own tool box, timers, yoga/exercise mats, music, and more, based on the participants. Note: we utilize Nature (outdoors, hikes, group walks) as often as possible to help hone in the message of Love...No Ego.


  • Setting the Foundation For Success: 

  • Application of The Four Pillars:

  • Application of The Love No Ego Principles:

  • Application of The Youser's Manual: 

  • Attachment to Goals, Interests, and Passions: 

  • Attachment to Community and Its Resources: 

  • Continuous Growth and Support Strategies

Some examples of how we turn the simple rules of life into something powerful in the eyes of the participants. 


  • The Golden Rule Works: how to get what you want

  • Goals: how to set, plan, and achieve them via LNE Goal-Action Cards

  • 20 Principles to Get What You Want out of Life - Youser's Manual: the manual to You

  • How to Share Similarities & How to Celebrate Differences: uniqueness is a gift to be celebrated and not to be made fun of 

  • You Get What You Give: positive energy Vs negative energy

  • What is Love? What is Ego? Identification and defining of each 

  • Human Be'ing': present tense (something we learn in grade school). The practice of being present and in the moment

  • The Time Is Now (always the present)

  • Easy Meditation Practices: simple practices that help to strip away layers of the world and its associated stressors

  • What’s in Your ToolBox? (The Love No Ego Toolbox): the idea and truth that the world is full of tools for us to use in order to build our lives 

  • And More!

Intended Outcomes: 


  • The Ability to Create Better Life Experiences Through Making Better Decisions

  • The Ability to Respond to Challenges With Positive Action

  • Improve Their Levels of Self-Acceptance, Responsibility, and Accountability

  • The Development of a Healthy Identity

  • To Be Kind (to oneself and others)

  • Improved Self-Awareness

  • Create and Practice Good Daily habits

A Few More Examples of Workshop Topics We Address:

  • Staying Motivated 

  • Confidence Vs. Ego

  • Conforming and Peer Pressure

  • Pressure to Succeed

  • Family and Sibling Pressure

  • Competition

  • Music and Technology: Serve You or Intrude on You

  • Too Much Media, Not Enough Social - Social Media Etiquette 

  • Trauma - Where are You Living From...Love or Ego? And Why?

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CONTACT US AT 434-262-0442 or at

"I remembered what my mentor Freddy said about not letting the ego part take over. I found myself in a hostile situation at school where a kid wanted to fight me. And I also knew that if I would have fought him, I probably would have been kicked off my soccer team. I restrained myself from fighting. I chose what I love, which was soccer, and not this egotistical situation. I now practice LoveNoEgo on a daily basis with so many things. Thanks Freddy!"

- G.K., anonymous middle school student

"What Freddy has taught me most is to simply and genuinely to do what I love without stepping on other people's toes." 

- Demetrius Davis, Buckingham County High School

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