MEACHEM HIT'S THE STREETS: New Charity Helps Youth Follow Their Dreams

Marco TuContributor ISeptember 1, 2009

DETROIT - DECEMBER 21: Wide receiver Robert Meachem #17 of the New Orleans Saints scores a first quarter touchdown on a 20 yard run against the Detroit Lions on December 21, 2008 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

In 2009, Saint's wide reciever Robert Meachem has not only had one of the most productive off seasons or put up impressive stats in pre season showdowns. Meachem has been hard at work building his non profit organization, the Follow Your Dreams Foundation.

Established in 2007 by founder Robert E. Meachem, FYDF provides financial assistance, teaches life skills and prepares today's youth for the challenges that life has to offer. Our mission, is to help as many youth get involved in activities in their local communities and promote the participation of youth that would not normally be able to do so, stemming from the lack of income generated within their home.

The Follow Your Dreams Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non profit organization. This foundation was established in an effort to assist youth get involved with their local sports and academic programs where fees, equipment or any other cost needed for a child or teen to participate, may be too expensive. Each year, millions of youth are unable to participate in any extracurricular activities because of the lack of income at home.

As a youth, Robert Meachem has encountered several young men and women in Tulsa, OK , that aspired to play sports, learn to play an instrument, visit science museums and much more. Unfortuneatly the money associated with getting involved kept them from participating. After being disappointed, the youth turned to the life in the streets, selling drugs or joining gangs.

With your help, Robert Meachem would like to provide assistance to youth across America, that register for assistance through the Follow Your Dreams Foundation. Every donation, goes directly to the struggling youth and is tax deductible. So get on the winning team!

For more information, or to contact someone with the FYDF, please visit our website at This website is still under construction, but still has information regarding our program.