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The mission of Destiny Independence USA is to break a generational cycle by intensively mentoring economically challenged children and youth throughout the course of each child’s pre-college and college education. The ultimate goal is that of shepherding them into adult employment.



The purpose of Destiny Independence USA is to break the chains of dependence on welfare, decrease crime and drug use, and discourage early parenting.  This is practically guaranteed by mentoring hundreds of economically disadvantaged children in a specific locality to become productive members of society by the time they are young adults.



The mission of Destiny Independence USA will be accomplished through one-on-one, customized mentoring relationships from an army of volunteers who provide, locate, or rely on DIUSA resources for a mentored child or youth which will encourage academic excellence, nurture spiritual character, and expand horizons.


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
​ ― Benjamin Franklin


Janice Hadaway

For decades our country has been hurling one new program after another at our financially challenged communities, throwing bad money after good. Yet here we are, fifty plus years after the alleged “War on Poverty” began, with nothing to show for it except more of the same. Someone has said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over and expecting a different result. Perhaps we qualify.

Those of us who peer into the economically challenged demographic from the outside often wonder why this situation doesn’t change with time, and yet the reality is that the vast majority of humankind simply follows the patterns of the home in which they were raised. In short, we learn what we live with.

It is high time that we recognize that nothing is going to change for any subsequent generation of this challenged demographic unless we take the children, one by one, and show them another way, partnering with their parents to give them hope that their children will grow up to lead a better life than theirs. This is called “mentoring”.

Janice Hadaway

Watch for new staff members as we grow!

Mike Hadaway
Business Manager
Sandy Tucker
​College Prep Director
Angela Baron
Tutoring Director

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