Cultivating Inner Strength In Fatherless Boys
"MY Warriors Way"
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
COURAGE IS WHAT IS NEEDED TO TAKE ON REAL CHANGE
"Helping boys on the edge of disaster or greatness
reach their personal Hall of Fame levels."
- Jason Hill
The Path of a Young Warrior
Collaborating with various youth organizations, we deliver our "MY WARRIORS WAY" ten-session program. The fundamental principles aim to empower children, enabling them to flourish and lead heart-centered lives. Through this initiative, participants gain access to opportunities, knowledge, skills, and tools essential for embracing the heart-led warrior ethos permanently.
Our approach offers a potent blend of guidance and inspiration, with a primary focus on instilling hope and purpose in individual children, families, and communities, one at a time.
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The Young Warriors Team
Jason Robert Hill
Born and raised in northeast Ohio, Jason has called Los Angeles, California, home for nearly 25 years. A devoted father, friend, mentor, mentee, author, coach, speaker, and founder, Jason is, above all, a heart-led warrior and a dedicated servant to humanity. In 2010, he established the Young Warriors nonprofit. Through years of personal growth, he developed and now imparts a set of core principles known as "My Warrior's Way," offering a guide to navigate the profound challenges faced by today's youth. Jason, drawing from his own journey, actively teaches these principles to various youth groups and foundations in Los Angeles. Reflecting on his impactful journey, he affirms, "It's been one hell of a ride, and every bit of it has been worth it." He consistently emphasizes, "I'm grateful I never gave up on myself."
In 2011, Eric Dickerson joined Young Warriors as the chief ambassador, bringing his passion for making a positive impact to the organization. Known for his remarkable achievements in the NFL, Eric was the second overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. During his rookie season, he set records for rushing attempts, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns, earning him prestigious accolades such as All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year, and Rookie of the Year.
Continuing his success into the second season, Dickerson joined the elite 2000 rushing yards club and surpassed O.J. Simpson's record for 100-yard rushing games in a season. His extraordinary performance in 1984, totaling 2,105 rushing yards, set an NFL season record that remains unmatched to this day. Retiring as the NFL's second-leading rusher of all time, Eric Dickerson was rightfully inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Despite facing challenges in his upbringing, with little connection to his father and being raised by his great-aunt and great-uncle, Viola and Kary Dickerson, Eric found a guiding influence in Viola. In 2013, driven by a desire to address one of America's critical social issues—fatherless children—Eric Dickerson joined forces with Jason Hill and the Young Warriors team, contributing his dedication to making a difference in the lives of young individuals.
Co-Founder & Operations Manager
With over two decades of experience in management operations and community service, Vanessa has dedicated her career to youth development, bringing a wealth of expertise to the field. Holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performing Arts and Cultural Studies from California State University of Fullerton since 2001, Vanessa also champions wellness within the foundation.
In addition to her role at Young Warriors, Vanessa is the proprietor of Wellness By Vanessa G, a mobile holistic service catering to Young Warrior participants and their families. As an ERYT international yoga/meditation teacher, educator, wellness coach, and coordinator, Vanessa has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2009. Specializing in stress and pain management, her teaching approach is trauma-informed, creating a safe space for individuals to embrace their authentic selves.
Vanessa's gentle and nurturing spirit embodies inclusivity, advocating for people irrespective of income, language, gender, place of birth, body type, size, age, skin color, religion, ability, or sexual orientation. She firmly believes that everyone belongs, emphasizing a commitment to creating an environment where all individuals can feel accepted and supported.
Board of Directors