Program Overview


A Hero Within – Today’s Youth • Tomorrow’s Leaders was established in 2004 to provide today’s youth with the opportunities needed to take longer strides in learning, life, and legacy. This program impacts our youth by providing the many tools necessary to help shape their lives in the most positive manner, while challenging these future leaders to genuinely answer the question, “How do I choose to live my life?”


Today’s youth are tasked with leading our nation into the future. At the same time, they’re increasingly confronted with difficult issues such as suicide, drug and alcohol addiction, pregnancy, peer pressure, obesity, depression, cyber bullying, and domestic violence. These future leaders are in search of a message of affirmation and hope, and a program to provide each of them with the mechanism to choose a path that will positively define their life’s legacy.

The opportunities for a constructive all-around outreach provided by this unique program can reverse the trend of growing statistics. The current numbers are alarming: 7,000 students each school day or 1.2 million each year drop out of school; 60% of identified bullies have a criminal conviction by age 24; and according to the American Psychiatric Association, suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Simply stated, more teenagers are dying from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, and chronic lung disease combined.

To answer the need for a course of life-skills strength training, Paul Vitale developed the unique program, A Hero Within—Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders as a life strategy for students to continue to grow and improve personally, emotionally, and intellectually. Anchored by four mutually supporting facets, the strategy set forth not only champions the positive growth of our future generation of leaders, A Hero Within also encourages today’s youth to answer this one incredibly important question: “How do I choose to live my life?”

For additional information on how you can implement this impactful program, contact Paul today!