The National focus will be planned and implemented through the following:
Top Teens of America: The Top Teens of America National Program is M.O.M.E.N.T.U.M. which
leads to positive and assured members. The MOMENTUM program contains 8 Mantras including Mantra
#1 Mission; Mantra #2 Ownership; Mantra #3 Mental Toughness; Mantra #4 Empowerment; Mantra
#5 Networking; Mantra #6 Teamwork; Mantra #7 Unity; Mantra #8 Mentoring
Community Service is the Goal of the Program: a) Encourage high academic scholarship; b) Develop
social graces, leadership and fellowship abilities; c) Develop pride in self, home and community;
d) Encourage participation in workshops which address current trends; e) Work collaboratively with
other organizations to reach mutual goals; f) Develop deep concerns for senior citizens, status of
women, community beautification and community partnerships; g) Encourage appreciation for ethnic
and cultural heritage.
Status of Women: The signature program of this Thrust is “Back-to-Work,” an initiative that will impact
women in the community who have been downsized, underemployed or forced to rejoin the workforce and impact Teen unemployment through effective job preparation for entry level jobs. Another focus of this thrust,
"I Will Survive" brings awareness to our communities regarding the devastating impact that breast cancer
has on African American women.
Senior Citizens: The signature program of this Thrust is “We Care,” an initiative that will impact seniors
who live in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The focus of this thrust is to enrich the lives
of senior citizens by enabling them to continue to be an integral part of their community while keeping
their dignity and sense of well being.
Community Beautification: The signature program of this thrust is “America the Beautiful,” an initiative
that will impact residents of our communities by providing them with awareness and education of a simpler,
healthier, and “earth” friendly lifestyle. The focus of this thrust is to maintain and enhance the
communities in which we live through beautification, green living, sustainability, and the fostering of an
Community Partnerships: The signature program of this thrust is “Joining Forces,” an initiative that will
impact residents by providing enhanced services to our communities through the formed partnerships. The
focus of this thrust is to build relationships with corporate, local, state and national partners to expand
TLOD's reach and maximize the range of service to the communities we serve.
TLOD LITERACY Goal: Encourage chapters to actively participate in and promote literacy through economics,
education and technology.
Sickle Cell Disease Awareness: To increase awareness of the impact of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the
importance of increasing financial support to find a cure while improving the quality of health and
services for individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease.
UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND Goal: To support UNCF by promoting the importance of attending UNCF and HBCU institutions, donating funds, awarding scholarships, and assisting our youth in applying, attending, and
graduating from college.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP) Goals: To assist and support the NAACP’s mission by advocating its causes through education and action.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN (NCNW) Goals: To assist the NCNW with its mission to lead, develop,
and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.
Prince George’s County Chapter, MD