GREETINGS & WELCOME!
The Fall of 2008 marks the first official year of programming for The L.O.T Initiative organization and based upon comments from our constituents, we are already making an impact (see program outcomes)!
Through key support from community leaders and business men & women from all over Northeast, Ohio, The LOT Initiative© was formed in the fall of 2008. These civically engaged and community focused leaders saw a need and joined the cause to implement programs to carry out Our mission of Equipping the Next Generation of Society’s Leaders for Life’s Possibilities through, Training, Education, Accountability, and Mentoring focused initiatives or “TEAM”.
How do we effectively target and carry out our Mission?
We are outcome focused with measurable goals and objectives serving as key indicators during and after the time of program service delivery, which allows the organization to chart progress toward our mission.
A key benchmark for the LOT Initiative’s success in reaching its mission are what we call “L scores”© or leadership effectiveness scores.
These “L scores” are based upon progress indicators in line with our program objectives. “L scores”© are derived from targets set for each LOT Initiative activity, event, planned outreach or service delivery session.
If targets are achieved, internally they receive a score in accordance with previously established benchmarks for organizational success related to that specific objective.
If goals and ultimately objectives are not achieved, then the barriers to successful goal attainment are explored and the team evaluates possible strength based solutions (Problem solving) to improve the overall “L scores.”
This strength based problem solving method helps the organization overcome barriers and stay on course to reach Missional objectives and remain consistent with our purpose and vision.
Here at the L.O.T initiative, our outcomes are research based (statistical data) and outcome driven. Our belief is that tracking where program participants are at the beginning of services vs., where they are when they finish, allows us to establish key benchmarks for our success and ultimately help improve our delivery model for greater impact….
What We Do here at The LOT Initiative
Today, in headlines all across the country, there are so many stories that detail a broken family unit and a deteriorating school system which yields fractured communities with shattered hopes and dreams. For this reason, The Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative© felt a strong burden to focus upon three specific programmatic foundations that form the basis for The L.O.T. Initiative Inc.
These programmatic foundations (or Pillars) are Family, Education and Community. It is our belief that if these pillars are targeted effectively, many of the other societal and familial challenges and barriers can be alleviated expeditiously.
Meet Our Founder
Dr. Jason Carthen knows versatility. He knows heart, he knows teamwork and he is the embodiment of passion. As a former professional football player with the New England Patriots, he has served for over eighteen years in the public and private sectors of Leadership and Business Management, specifically with the National Football League’s Player’s Association, and Redeemed Management & Consulting LLC. He speaks and writes frequently as an expert on the topic of Leadership and its impact upon followers. As a visionary, scholar, and author, Dr. Carthen is a distinguished Fellow in the Beta Phi Academic& Literary Society. He has researched and published in the areas of Business, Positive Psychology, and Leadership in Organizations. Sensing a call to positively impact those in the community, Dr. Carthen formed The Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative© and as Founder and President, Dr. Carthen oversees the L.O.T Initiative’s Family, Education and Community focused initiatives.
Rodney Winters MBA
Rodney serves as the social media Strategist for The L.O.T. Initiative, and is responsible for the day to day social media planning and implementation. Rodney has a passion for empowering people in the area of personal finance and overall financial literacy. He has worked in the engineering and financial fields for over 20 years, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the RMC team.
|L.O.T. Initiative Mentor Training||"99 Reasons” Sports Camp|
March 2009 at 7:00 pm
Please call L.O.T Office for details
Kent State University
L.O.T. Golf Tournament:
Red Tail Golf Club, Avon, Ohio
Quarterly Healthy Marriage Training:
House of the Lord Church
L.O.T. Initiative Golf-A-Thon:
September, 2009 Fowler’s Mill Golf Course
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS
"A Healthy Marriage Now”©
The L.O.T. Initiative provides enrichment training for couples who are married, couples that are dating or engaged and couples with a desire to be married. The enrichment trainings take place four Friday’s of each respective quarter in a “date night” format at a community partner organization’s building (i.e., Urban League, Office buildings, etc) to establish community partnerships and reduce programmatic costs.
“T.I.E.S that Bind”© Leadership Development & Mentoring Program
The “T.I.E.S that Bind” Leadership Development & Mentoring program provides Leadership Development training for students from ages 9-23 who are in middle school through college with a desire to deepen their understanding of leadership and improve their leadership effectiveness. The Program takes a maximum of 25 students for each session to reduce facilitator to student ratio and increase overall program effectiveness.
“99 Reasons”© Program
The 99 Reasons program provides Education and Community focused initiatives focusing upon developing capacities in individuals through intentional Leadership Development, Visionary Training, Education, and Mentoring. Youth sports camps that target team building, character, and cultivation of core values that take place each summer (around the month of June) in a day camp format with locations on College Campuses. Positive role models (e.g., community leaders, college & pro athletes, etc) are targeted to speak to the youth about making correct choices and being held accountable for their actions. School assemblies take place to spread the message that there are more than “99 Reasons” to make the right choice for a healthy, happy and effective life.
“L.O.T. Initiative Adopt a Family”©Program
The L.O.T. Initiative Partners with Angel Food Ministries and Christ Community Fellowship to adopt a family that may be experiencing temporary hardship by assisting with food, clothing and toiletries. A Typical box of food from Angel Food Ministries can feed up to 5 people in a family that may be suffering from extreme poverty.
Thank you for taking a moment to read our newsletter and gain a better understanding of what we are doing to carry out our mission and to impact the hearts and minds of The Next Generation of Society's Leaders.
The L.O.T Initiative Needs Volunteers
Give our office a call at 330-425-0962
or send an e-mail to info@theLotInitiative.org