Through our national chapters and partners, we implement numerous creative youth projects catered for communities we serve in different countries. The mission is to create opportunities for global youth to cultivate leaderships and character developments, foster mutual understanding and respect and become active global citizens. Every youth project is delivered locally by our national chapters under our global youth initiative Zeal Up.
Back in 2004, our co-founder voluntarily taught martial arts to youth for an after-school program in Los Angeles area to educate them self-defense, focus, respect, discipline, confidence, leadership, character development and more. Since then, we have inspired tens of thousands of global youth and college students in different countries to achieve their dreams, foster their leadership skills and go a little further to reach their fullest potential.
In Zeal Up initiative, we aim to foster youth leadership through various leadership development projects. In addition, we welcome youth volunteers as our team members and provide them opportunities to develop their own leadership skills by giving them specific tasks on projects to be in charge of while helping other youth.
Zeal Up also focuses on empowering youth between the ages of 16 and 24 to take charge of their lives, participate in community activities and cultivate leadership and global mindset. Zeal Up partners with international organizations, governments, schools and local nonprofit organizations, carrying out its projects through KIF Global's country chapters.
We welcome all individuals who believe in our mission and vision and are ready to take on some wonderful assignments for our programs and activities to make a difference in your communities and its people.