Ratcliff Thomas Foundation (RTF) will serve the community with the intent to bring social change for the economically under privileged and under served with effective programs and services.
- all persons regardless of background, should have access to the necessary resources to become a successful and productive member of the community.
- strong community engagement is the key for impacting social change…especially for the youth!
Be the Change you Wish to See in the World. ~ Unknown
It takes a village to address issues affecting our community
RTF Elite Sports (Mentoring Through Sports)
Group and Family Activities
RTF will leverage the priorities, enthusiasm, and leadership of the youth, with mentorship and supervision as required. In short, we will tap into the creativity of the youth and the leaders of the community to solve problems. RTF Elite Sports/Mentoring Program will lead the way with Community Outreach and other programs to closely follow. Coaches, volunteers and parents will serve as mentors in a structured family environment, teaching and skill development are key, as the courts and fields of play will serve as our classroom. However, this effort will take more patience and learning than just letting adults define and solve the problems. Volunteers (current & former professional and college athletes, business professionals and community leaders) participating in the organization must commit to providing guidance and sharing their life experiences. We must get back to the mind-set of “It takes a village to raise a child”.