Our Story

A vision to see young adults change the future.

Dr. Robert Fomer founded Transformational Leadership Forum (TLF) in 2011 with the purpose of providing leadership training and development to those who were working or desiring to work in schools, churches, and community organizations in low-income urban areas. This was in part advocated and supported by leaders in the community who were concerned that character-based leadership was waning because of the failure of some leaders and others in position of authority in government, business, and even in the Church.

While working in these urban communities, Dr. Fomer saw an opportunity to begin this leadership training at an earlier age, and thus Youth With a Future (YWAF) was started in the Spring of 2013. Its focus was and is to increase the capacity for leadership among at-risk young people based on eight core values. Because of the undermining of social ethics in society, which leads to school dropout, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and other social ills, YWAF is determined to prepare young people to deal with these issues, help them discover their leadership potential, and contribute to their community and society at large.

An experienced team working together to make it happen.

Practically Speaking...

We are a group of people devoted to seeing transformational change take place in our urban communities, through leadership training, conferences, mentoring, community partnerships, and social networking. Each year we also host workshops and classes in schools, churches, youth groups, and civic organizations. Our passion and mission is to train up strong, effective, and respected leaders!

Working together to see the youth of urban Colorado become great leaders!