"We are a team of Committed, Compassionate, Compelling
and Change Agent individuals that believe we can go far in
creating a stable environment for our Urban High School Athletes".
Creating Opportunities for urban athletes in:
• Summer Opportunities
• Support System
• Providing Housing Support
Founder | President
After 37 years in the mission field, God gave Lorna (Tinney) Johnson an unexpected assignment to address a growing reality in central Florida. As a track coach and mentor to young people, Johnson knows first - hand the power of investing in the lives of high school students. But what she didn't know was how many of these students grappled daily with homelessness and transient lives.
"You've got kids that are trying to be normal, without anyone knowing they don't have any food, or they’re going hotel to hotel, or living in the woods," she explains. " Even grown adults don't want to stay in the shelters. They’d rather live on the streets."
Serving as a missionary with the international ministry Cru, Johnson thought God was calling her to leave vocational missions in 2013. Instead, he shifted her professional gears and turned her towards what she calls "a new blueprint for her life."
The US Department of Education Database states, "Students from historically disadvantaged minority groups (American Indian, Hispanic, Black) have little more than a fifty-fifty chance of finishing high school with a diploma. ( Click the link to read the full article http://www.urban.org/publications/410934.html )
"Little is being done in high schools," she tells." They are an invisible group. "
Johnson wants to change that through the Orlando Athletic Training Academy. The academy is an idea to respond to the needs of Orange County's homeless athletic teens.
In Minneapolis, Lorna was the President for the Jordon Area Community Council. This was her neighborhood association that operated a million dollar plus budget. She coordinated working with the mayor, police and city services.
An outstanding athletic star, Lorna Tinney represented the United States to Moscow for the International Games of 1973.
She was ranked the 4th highest hurdler in the United States.
Alternate for 1972 Olympic Games - 100 meter Hurdles & Pentathon