MISSION STATEMENT

 

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.


VISION STATEMENT

 

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 a 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.

Dan Puder My Life My Power in Buffalo

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 Evidence Based Program