Be About It is a non-profit with a vision to build strategic alliances with civic, academic, private, non-profit organizations and households to facilitate the resurrection of Springfield, Ohio’s community. This community has issues that are crippling our young people far too early in life. Their hope for tomorrow is dying daily. According to the 2010 census, 16.9% of the population and 13.5% of families live below the poverty line. It is the fourth most violent city in Ohio. The need for change is crucial for Springfield’s survival. Springfield, Ohio in a recent Gallup Poll was named “the Saddest City in America” .Although it has produced many successful citizens who have left Springfield, there is a need to invest in the community’s youth to provide economic opportunity that can reside in Springfield.

Be About It Movement has an end-vision; bring together Springfield’s different social agencies to the recently acquired site so we can become a beacon brightly shining throughout the community calling all families to come and Be About It. Be About It’s commitment to build a better world starts with Springfield, OH, but the hope is to see Be About It in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Indianapolis, Detroit and other cities in need, throughout the county.


Be About It, is a Non-profit organization dedicated to preparing today’s youth for a future.

Mission Statement

The goal of Be About It is to provide programs to prepare Springfield’s youth for academic and professional success. Be About it will prepare Springfield youth to be leaders in the endeavor of their choosing., :

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships to teach skills that will be needed to be successful in the workforce
  • Build confidence and life skills in Springfield’s youth
  • Provide tools for academic success by giving meaning to educational targets
  • Provide a foundation for Springfield’s economic growth by providing entrepreneurs of the future.
  • Teaching teamwork, collaboration and providing exposure to cultural diversity through global outreach


Keys to Success

  • Establish a strong network of support with the school systems and the juvenile court system.
  • Launch a series of fundraising activities that will successfully fund the expanding program.
  • Establish an effective training program for mentors that will increase their ability to be successful communicators.
  • Establish an effective monitoring system to allow for both the youth and the mentor to grow.

The Plan

There are specific keys that allow for all of us to be successful. Confidence, support, engagement. Studies have shown that children need a stress free environment to optimize their abilities. Be About It has a plan to remove obstacles and provide the keys to the participating youth.


Be About It will provide the following activities and services to the youth of Springfield:


  • After School tutoring to prepare for academic success
  • Art awareness and participation, including, but not limited to, dance, acting, music, photography and visual arts, to allow for freedom
  • Computer skills, including, but not limited to, basic office program skills, coding, graphic design, systems, 3D CAD, to prepare for success in the changing economy
  • Gardening and nutrition, to provide tools for nourishing the body in order to optimize performance.
  • Equine activities, including but not limited to, horse care, horse nutrition, riding, competitions, to provide confidence building, stress relief and trust
  • Team building and collaborative skills, to prepare for the professional world.
  • Global cultural awareness through partnering with mentors’/partners around the globe.