Happy Birthday America, New Patriots are On The Way

As we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America on the 4Th of July, it is fitting that we remember those who worked so hard to found a nation based on the principle that all men and women are created equal and sacrificed so much to secure our God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

For many Americans the Independence Day celebration may be dampened by fears that America’s founding principles are in danger of being replaced by something else. With more voices speaking against those principles, more divisive messaging in our media, and surveys saying more young people than ever are open to accepting socialist ideas, those fears are understandable. How can we turn all that around?

We can turn it around by increasing the number of young people that have a sense of their own self worth. Historically, socialism, communism and other systems that have tried to make everything “fair” and make everyone “the same”, have always ultimately failed because it is impossible to totally stamp out the God-given desire for individual achievement. The Declaration of Independence says, “All men are created equal”, which is absolutely true… But, we are NOT all created the same.  We each have individual dreams and destinies that are endowed to us by our creator. We turn things around by reminding our young people about that! 

 Motivated people with the courage to pursue their dreams have always been a problem for socialists. Which brings us to another reason to celebrate. There is an organization who’s mission is inspiring such people.

 Brave Enough To Fail, America’s number one student motivational program, is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit that provides free presentations and scholarships to high schools. 

Our mission is raising student achievement by inspiring students with the courage to achieve their dreams. By doing that, we create a new generation of Leaders, Creators, & Achievers. Inspired and motivated young people who have the attitude of…Why settle for what the government might hand you, when you can get much more by using what God has already given you?

Individuals who are more likely to support ideas like fiscal responsibility, constitutional principles. and less intrusive government.

Since 2016 BETF has reached over 10,000 students many of whom are now new voters, and has scholarship winners currently attending great schools like Liberty University, Oral Roberts University, and North-Point Bible College.

We need the help of our fellow Americans because we absolutely cannot do it alone. You can help our mission to strengthen America by making a tax deductible donation today. Please give any amount, $5 $10 $25 $50 $100 $250 $500 $1,000

And this Independence Day, join us in saying,

Happy Birthday America, new patriots are on the way.

Wayne Winsley, Founder & CEO Brave Enough To Fail Inc.

Good News for America’s Future

We’re at a pivotal point in our nation’s history. Will we continue to embrace America’s founding principles or will we abandon them for something else?

In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. said these famous words,

“ When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Yes, individual freedoms, self determination, and government policies that encourage Americans to pursue their God-given gifts, talents, and destinies to the fullest.

That was the dream and that is what is at stake today.

Brave Enough To Fail, a 501 ( C ) 3 nonprofit that provides free motivational programs and scholarships to high schools, is taking action!

We are cultivating a new generation of leaders, creators, and achievers who value individual liberties, free markets, and America’s founding principles.

We are inspiring students to become free-thinking individuals who take control of their own destinies and not wait for government or someone else to do it for them.

Students like J. from Danbury High School who sat in on a presentation and said this afterwards, 

“I will now pursue my dream to the absolute fullest and make sure I complete my dream and never be satisfied where I am. I will always push myself to do the absolute best I can. I will always have the words you spoke today in the back of my head because those words really moved me.”

It is not just students either. Educators love the Brave Enough To Fail program as well.

“Brave Enough To Fail is an excellent motivational tool to help students believe in themselves and to set and achieve high personal goals.”  

~Foster Crawford, former assistant school superintendent Waterbury & Stamford CT

“The presentation sent a very clear message to our students, they are in charge of their future. They have the ability to achieve their dreams. The students were captivated and definitely heard the message.”

~Susan Griffin, Asst. Principle Brookfield High School

 Since 2016, Brave Enough To Fail has reached over 10,000 students and has scholarship winners attending great schools like Liberty University, Oral Roberts University, and Northpoint Bible College.

Also, we currently have requests for the Brave Enough To Fail program from schools and school districts across twenty three states.

That is why we are appealing to fellow Americans who want to help strengthen our nation by inspiring the next generation.

If that is you, please do two things. Make a donation of any size today and share this message with other like-minded people and organizations.

$10, $25, $50, $100 $500 $1,000

According to recent surveys, more young Americans are embracing socialist ideas.

 Our mission is to inspire students with the courage to use the gifts that God has already given them rather than settle for what the government might hand them.

We can’t do it alone.

Will you stand with us?

If so, that is truly good news for America’s future.

Thank you for your support.

Brave Enough To Fail and Kiwanis Celebrate Partnership

Brave Enough To Fail and the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury celebrated their successful partnership recently at the annual Kiwanis For Kids breakfast held at the Ethan Allen Hotel.

Left to right; Michael Doyle, Board Chair, Brave Enough To Fail, Doug Schmeltz, Danbury Kiwanis Club President,
Wayne Winsley, Executive Director, Brave Enough To Fail.

Brave Enough To Fail provides free motivational presentations and up to $5,000 in scholarships to high schools. Our mission is cultivating a new generation of leaders, creators, and achievers.

Being brave enough to risk failure is a NON-NEGOTIABLE requirement for success in any venture. That is our founding philosophy and the core of the inspiring message that we deliver to students.

Kiwanis Key Club is a student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.

Through the partnership, Key Clubs host the assembly style motivational presentations for the student body, typically the sophomore or senior class. The local Kiwanis Club receives co-branding on the event and scholarships as well.

Key Clubbers can host monthly Brave Enough To Fail career opportunity sessions with local business leaders and professionals.

Key Club members in the schools we serve, are now empowered to bestow their own, Brave Enough To Fail, Key to Success scholarship upon a student that they nominate themselves.

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Together, Kiwanis and Brave Enough To Fail are reaching hundreds more students and awarding thousands more dollars in scholarships. Key Clubs are energized and empowered to become even bigger difference makers in their schools and communities.

Brave Enough To Fail is extending this partnership to Kiwanis clubs and their Key Clubs nationwide. Join us by contacting us for more information. Message us here or send an email. info@braveenoughtofail.org

The College of Westchester Partners With Brave Enough To Fail

Brave Enough To Fail and The College of Westchester are extremely pleased to announce that they have joined forces to help cultivate a new generation of leaders, creators, and achievers.

The College of Westchester will provide up to ten $1,000 scholarships per year which Brave Enough To Fail will make available to students at schools that it serves.

The scholarships will be renewable as long as awardees remain full-time students in good standing. The first scholarships are available for the current school year and will be awarded in June 2019.

The College of Westchester offers several degree programs in Business, Health Professions, and Information Technology.

Robert Onorato, Dean of Online Education at The College of Westchester said,

“The College of Westchester is proud and happy to be working with Brave Enough to Fail and the students that BETF works with.   We look forward to a successful relationship.”

Wayne Winsley, Executive Director of Brave Enough To Fail says,

“I’m honored and humbled to have the support of such a great institution as The College of Westchester. Together we are going to help place even more young people on the path to success.”

Brave Enough To Fail is a nonprofit student motivational program geared toward helping students succeed in school and beyond by inspiring courage and providing scholarships and other resources. 

Brave Enough To Write

10,000 words or less, all genres except erotica $20 donation to enter 100% tax deductible

This contest is a charity fundraiser. 

All proceeds go toward our mission of providing free motivational programs and scholarships to high schools.

$1,000 prize for Winner 18 and over category

$1,000 prize for Winner 17 and under category

Contest runs Jan. 15th 2019 thru June 15th 2019

The Details

Our “Brave Enough To Write” Short story contest is a fundraiser that also promotes literacy, writing, and authors. 

The format is simple,

Submit an unpublished short story 10,000 words or less in any genre except erotica.

Entry fee of $20 is  a 100% tax deductible donation and all proceeds go directly toward providing our programs and scholarships to students. 

Prizes are $1,000 for the best author 18 years old and above and $1,000 for best 17 years and under author.

One winner per year in each category will be selected to receive the BETW Lion of Literature Award. 

Authors retain full ownership of their work. ​

In the future we are looking to publish a  collection of winning stories and runner ups and any proceeds from that will be split evenly with the authors.

We launched this contest first in 2017 with prizes totally $1,500.The top prize of $1,000 was won by Sarah Tehuitoa  of Pahrump Nevada. The $500 prize was won by Isabel Adams of Weare New Hampshire.

Our goal is to raise raise financial support and awareness for our mission in such a way that aligns with our core philosophy of inspiring people to achieve their dreams.

Kiwanis Club of Norwalk CT Donates $750 to Brave Enough To Fail

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Brave Enough To Fail Executive Director Wayne Winsley (center) with members of Kiwanis Key Club members from Norwalk high School.

 

The Kiwanis Club of Norwalk has donated $750 to Brave Enough To Fail.

The donation, in support of the club’s effort to bring the student motivational program to Norwalk High School and Brien McMahon High School, was made during a BETF presentation by Executive Director Wayne Winsley to members of the Kiwanis Key Club of Norwalk High at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center on Wednesday evening.

Kiwanis District 20 Lt. Governor Paula Conte said.

“Brave Enough To Fail is a phenomenal program that is giving young people the spark they need to be more successful in school and in life.

We are proud to support this organization and excited to work together in service to our students.”

Wayne Winsley, executive director of Brave Enough To Fail says,

“I’m so honored and humbled to have such tremendous support from such a great organization as Kiwanis of Norwalk. This partnership will strengthen our ability to raise student achievement and promote leadership through service.”

Brave Enough To Fail has partnered with Kiwanis Key Clubs to provide in-school assembly style motivational presentations and scholarships at several high schools in Connecticut.

For more information go to www.BraveEnoughToFail.org

This Teacher is Doing 10K Pushups in 60 Days to Motivate Students

 

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Local teacher and nonprofit director Wayne Winsley is putting his body on the line to inspire our youth!

He is doing 10,000 pushups in 60 Days to raise $10,000 for Brave Enough to Fail student motivational programs and scholarships at High Schools.

The mission is to help students succeed by inspiring courage and providing resources.

This past school your the program reached over 2,000 students and awarded Eight scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 in value to colleges and trade schools.

The program is expanding to reach even more students in its mission to cultivate a new generation of Leaders, Creators, and Achievers. 

Response from both educators and students has been rave reviews. 

“Brave Enough To Fail is an excellent motivational tool to help students believe in themselves and to set and achieve high personal goals.”

  – FosterCrawford, former Assistant Superintendent of schools Waterbury and Stamford Connecticut

“This presentation made me think of what I’m doing differently, in a good way. I now know how to strive to be the best person I am able to be. I really enjoyed your presentation today, good job!”         

Nathan, Bartlett High School

The pushups are videotaped and uploaded to the Brave Enough To Fail YouTube and Facebook pages along with the name of the sponsoring person or company.

To get involved and sponsor some pushups to inspire students Click the Link Here

 

This Teacher is doing 10K Pushups in 60 Days to Inspire Students!

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Local teacher and nonprofit director Wayne Winsley is putting his body on the line to inspire our youth!

He is doing 10,000 pushups in 60 Days (Oct 2nd through Dec 2nd ) to raise $10,000 for Brave Enough to Fail student motivational programs and scholarships at High Schools. The mission is to help students succeed by inspiring courage and providing resources.

This past school your the program reached over 2,000 students and awarded Eight scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 in value to colleges and trade schools.

Response from both educators and students has been rave reviews. 

“Brave Enough To Fail is an excellent motivational tool to help students believe in themselves and to set and achieve high personal goals.”

  – FosterCrawford, former Assistant Superintendent of schools Waterbury and Stamford Connecticut

“This presentation made me think of what I’m doing differently, in a good way. I now know how to strive to be the best person I am able to be. I really enjoyed your presentation today, good job!”         

Nathan, Bartlett High School

The pushups are videotaped and uploaded to the Brave Enough To Fail YouTube and Facebook pages along with the name of the sponsoring person or company.

To get involved and sponsor some pushups to inspire students Click the Link Here

Brave Enough To Bake

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Rachel Marcucilli

Meet our Brave Enough To Fail, Person of Courage, Rachel Marcucilli.

She had the courage to take on New York City in pursuit of her passion for pie and pastry.

She had to overcome, fear, uncertainty, and disappointment along the way.

Now she is not only putting the icing on the cake, she is looking to teach others to do the same.

Check out her Brave Enough To Fail story.

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Sowing Seeds Of Success

 

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A garden is a wonderful thing. It’s a labor of love from seed time to harvest but the end results are worth it! There’s nothing quite like sitting down in summer for a meal with a truly crisp, straight out of the ground fresh salad.

The wonderful aroma of sautéed veggies fills the air during barbeques and people are wiping the juice of a watermelon you grew off their smiling faces. It’s a satisfying thing to know that others are eating well because of the labor of you invested!

The decision to grow your own food poses many questions such as:
How do I plant a vegetable garden? Where should I plant it? When is the best time to plant? How much sun does my garden need? Which vegetables grow well together? And of course…where did all these bugs and pests come from? I never had single one of these around my house until I started sowing seed!

I’d like you to join me on my journey of growing my garden this summer because along the way I’ll share some gardening tips along with valuable lessons about success. Our lives are much like a garden and as you follow this series you’ll see what I mean. Principles for succeeding in life are all around us and I’m going to help you find those hidden gems. I’ll give you an example…Look closely at the paragraph above this one and see if you can find 6 principles a garden can teach you about success.

Did you see them? Look closely! I’ll give you the first one..

How do I plant a vegetable garden? The principle –
A plan. Knowledge helps you grow…or as I like to phrase it know-how gives you grow-how…oh wow…I better stop now!

Doing some research, reading, and reviewing some video on gardens will help you get greater results for the effort you put in. Learn those basics and then apply them…just like in life…

 

Knowledge Is The Foundation To The Life You Want To Build.

 

It will give you confidence. Let me explain.
I was never confident speaking about a subject that I didn’t know a lot about, BUT…get a topic that I did know a lot about and it was on! I spoke with confidence because of that knowledge.

In fact, the more I learned…the more I discovered about myself. My view of life began to change. I discovered something a lot of people live without – purpose.

I realized that knowledge is powerful and will raise you up to places that you’ll only dream of reaching if you don’t apply yourself.

Is the same true with you?

Plan Your Work…and Work Your Plan

As I thought about what I wanted to grow in my garden I decided that I needed to draw it out on paper. I wanted to have an idea what the end result will look like (and help me remember what I planted where)!

Setting goals and then breaking them down into smaller steps on paper always helps me stay focused and moving forward.

How about you?

If you want to be better at basketball you don’t sit around hoping it will happen do you? No, you study plays. You watch film. You train, and train, and train till every muscle in your body hurts…and then you train some more!

You don’t become an amazing pianist by sitting down at one do you? No, that’s only the first step. You have to learn how to read music. Listen to different techniques, get yourself a teacher if you can, and then practice, practice, practice until your fingers feel like they tied together…and then do it again!

The end result will be amazing!

Right now, you have the ability to achieve anything you desire to. You’re not just a game changer…NO!
You’re a world changer!

Research! Read! Learn all you can! Your future is the sum of the decisions that you make…choose to invest in your education! Knowledge Is Power!

 

I have much to share in the days and weeks ahead so stay on the lookout for the next post. I want you to succeed but I must ask you…Are you Brave Enough To Grow?!

Sowing seeds for your success,

Wayne Winsley