“We want to make our community a better place through education and the enlisting of our citizens to bring services to those in need. We accomplish our mission through our core values. We strongly believe that everyone deserves a second chance in life. We all know that no one is perfect. In life we all have to live and learn. Some of us are fortunate to have had access to the resources necessary to obtain the basic necessities in life. Others are not as fortunate and have to result to drastic measures to sustain a meaningful lifestyle. We at G.O.D first understand that life throws obstacles in the road and we are dedicated to removing those barriers that blocks our youth from reaching their destination in life.” -Sean Miller
G.O.D. First is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was incorporated in 2011. G.O.D. First’s mission is to serve and provide resources to at-risk youth who have been released from detention centers in the Lincoln community of Nebraska. G.O.D. First was initially constructed by Sean Miller, a native Nebraskan, whom has first-hand experience with communal hardships that are still occurring with youth today. In 2010, Nebraska served as the third highest state for juvenile lock-up rate (Joe Duggan), with 32% of released youth re-offending (Matteson). In response, G.O.D. First began assisting in lowering the percentage rate of youth being re-incarcerated by providing approximately six youth with resources to transition successfully back into society.
G.O.D First is uniquely designed to bring together community agencies and adults as mentors to youth with a specific goal of reducing youth re-incarceration and increasing resources for their sustainability. Youth crime leading to incarceration can be attributed to lack of education, available jobs and skills to obtain gainful employment (Office of Violence Prevention). G.O.D. First will continue to serve youth through finances, mentorship, assistance with educational goals and by securing vocational training courses with objectives of helping with (1) transitioning costs, (2) applicable life skills, (3) job placement and (4) legal services. G.O.D. first will seek to decrease the number of youth lacking any of these objectives by assisting 60 or more youth during a twelve-month-period by providing 480 hours of comprehensive intervention.
Societies flourish when the children are well trained and prepared to take on the responsibilities left by their predecessors. In todays society our youth are being left to fend for themselves and ultimately land in prison or worse. Generating Opportunities for the Delinquent First (G.O.D.First) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of our youth through education; financial support; mentorship and continuous follow ups.We cannot just push our youth into this cold world and expect them to figure stuff out on their own and then get mad when they turn to the street life. We plan to do more then just lectures! We want to generate opportunities by providing the financial resources they need to succeed. We want to create jobs and not just refer them to other jobs; We want to provide start up funds for business ideas instead of simply encouraging them to start a business. We can’t do this alone. This site has unique business ideas and opportunities. With your support we can help achieve our main goal with is to generate opportunities for our youth so that the streets doesn’t have to be an option.