Who We Are & What We Do
Our Mission & Vision Statements
Our Mission is to collaborate with academic and corporate partners in delivering long-term, sustainable programs which dramatically improve emotional intelligence and achievement for students and professionals through our proven, evidence-based Black Belt Transformational Mentorship Training platform.
Our Vision is to serve as the driving force for a scalable, game-changing paradigm shift in how significance in life — values, service to others, social impact and community building — is recognized, internalized and brought into action in positively transforming individuals and communities.
From Bullied Kid to Philanthropic Pro Athlete…
My Life My Power (MLMP) is a National 501(c)3 Non-Profit, that was founded in 2010 by Undefeated Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and WWE’s Tough Enough Champion, Daniel Puder. While Daniel is now a pro athlete, things were quite different for him when he was growing up. He struggled with being overweight and was also in Special Education classes throughout the majority of his schooling, which caused him to be an easy target of bullying. When he began to hear of the kids who were committing suicide from being bullied, he felt a personal connection to the issue and knew that something needed to be done to change the mindset of our youth! Rather than simply saying a few public words about this issue, Daniel was compelled to create a program that provided long term solutions and could be implemented in schools and after-school programs!
My Life My Power has attracted both national and worldwide attention as an innovative evidence-based curriculum with a highly effective youth diversion and mentoring program. In addition to our youth curriculum, we provide flexible and solution based trainings for adults to become mentors to youth in order to create a significant and purpose driven society. Trained mentors are then able to facilitate the MLMP curriculum, which is founded upon utilizing positive psychology and motivational interviewing.
EVIDENCE BASED CURRICULUM
The MLMP Program has received scientific support from our third party partners based on the strength of our systematic evaluations that measure the effect on youth outcomes. The evaluation of the MLMP program utilizes a pre-assessment and post-assessment within-subjects design, capable of addressing the range of outcome data. Overall, our findings have shown an increase in self-esteem, and purpose in life, and a decrease of aggression, and victimization.
My Life My Power has designed cirriculum, trainings and programming specific to the following sectors.
PRESCHOOL - 12TH GRADE
MLMP OFFERS THE FOLLOWING:
Certified Mentor Training Workshops
Training Workshops for Educators and School Staff, Law Enforcement, Federal Agencies, Volunteers and anyone with a desire to take themselves and their community to the next level! Our flexible and customized courses offer a one or two day eight-hour training course either in person or online.
The MLMP Curriculum has been developed into a 3 credit university course launched at Nova Southeastern University, Abraham S. Fischler School of Education. This course provides teachers and educators with the tools to make adjustments to their teaching techniques in order to meet the needs of their students in a way that promotes intrinsic motivation and positive self-efficacy.
Jail to School Diversion Program
MLMP has partnered with Juvenile Justice Departments around the country, as well as influential Judges, and Law Enforcement Agencies as a combined effort to decrease the recidivism rate, which is the rate in which an individual repeats criminal behavior that results in court involvement and criminal consequences.
College Preparation Platform
A simple yet effective solution that provides students with a means to set themselves apart from other college applicants via MLMP’s unique and personalized approach to secure acceptance into the college(s) of their choice!
Increase employee engagement and productivity within corporations and businesses while receiving insight into how culture impacts the performance of organizations and their employees. By creating more effective and efficient employees, we can improve your company’s culture and community involvement. This platform also allows you to reach out to local students who are MLMP graduates and recruit them as your next generation of employees.
Continuing Ed for Teachers
This course enables teachers to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their participation in MLMP’s online or in-person training. Through the training, teachers are provided with tips and tools to identify the latest instructional strategies, innovative teaching techniques and/or new instructional materials that can be used in a specific job assignment to improve the instructional process. Following the completion of the online course, teachers become certified MLMP Mentors, receive their CEUs or Master Plan Points, and a certificate of completion.
Youth Year-Round Programming
We offer a year around program so that youth and their mentees can develop and maintain a long-lasting bond with one another that encourages commitment and consistency for their future. Our goal is to create long term sustainability for our program through peer mentorship, which also serves to support schools and the local community.