Our Purpose
GuidenU4Life empowers individuals and
groups within disadvantaged communities
of color to function more effectively.
Our Training
Guidenu4Life provides courses in professional
development designd to engage learners
and drive results for your organization.
Our Approach
GuidenU4Life's five-fold approach
to providing services to youth, families,
and community partners.

A Cry For Help In The Community

The growing population of minority disadvantaged youth in America is continuing to reach unprecedented numbers across our neighboring communities.

According to published statistical data provided by OJJDP (Statistical Briefing Book):

“The proportion of children living in single-parent homes more than doubled between 1970 and 2010 from 12% to 27%. In 2010,the proportion of juveniles living below the poverty level was at its highest point since the early 1990, and the dropout rate is greater among youth from low-income families than for all other family types.”

Racial inequities, precarious economic conditions, cultural incompetence in the education system, and disrupted family models have breed a generation of misguided youth which require untraditional, innovative, forward thinking strategies to evoke sustainable affirmative change and interminably reroute the course of their lives.
“Greatness can be achieved when someone is given
the resources and an opportunity to excel.”

Louis Guiden, Jr.

Testimonials

Making a real difference in the lives of youth, families, and community partners in Western Washington.

In It Together!

"I had the honor and privilege of working with Louis and his team in their production of a curriculum for a parent learning academy called, “In It Together!” This seven module curriculum was designed to promote equity in the Federal Way Public School District and improve educational outcomes for marginalized students of color. The great work of this team led to immediate buy in from parents of color in the community."

Robin H., Community Partner

A Future Worth Living For

"I see my future as something worth living for since suicide isn't much of an idea to me as it was before. Your youth development groups have taught me to look around and see what's right in front of me. I know I have a lot to be thankful for now that I have met Mr. Guiden."

High School Student

Supporting Community Teachers

"I really appreciate having tips and real ways to both understand my students perspectives and how to support them in an effective way."

Rachel, Middle School Teacher

Giving Youth a New Perspective

"I now understand my problems are not my parents fault but the cycle of what's really going on in life. I want to say that I really appreciate your realness because in high school, this language you speak is never exposed or allowed. We learn academics but we do not have support with dealing with things that effect our daily lives Thank You Mr. Louis."

High School Student

Providing Real Hope For Change

"I just want to say thank you because these lessons made me see who I am and why. I'm glad to see someone who was where I am right now in my life. It reassures me that things are going to work in my life, the same way it was able to happen for you. You are a blessing to me."

High School Student

Inspiration To Move Forward

"I see a brighter future for myself because of this time I had to spend with you. I have become a little less concealed in the darkness of my past and I am letting go of the root problems that are always holding me back. Thank You Mr. Louis."

High School Student

Effective & Dedicated Community Partner

"I think you are a great motivational speaker for students, so that they may be encouraged to help those less-fortunate. As always, thanks so much for doing all that you do for our communities. We really appreciate all your efforts and are so grateful to have a close partnership with you!"

Outreach Manager, District 8

Contact us

For all questions related to youth services, community support, and training programs, please fill out the contact form, and the appropriate team member will follow-up within the next business day.

  • PO Box 25492, Federal Way, WA 98093

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