10 CAN, Inc.

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Children & Youth

Youth Development

A 10 year old CAN achieve most goals if given the right mentorship, guidance, and tools. Our Rite of Passage program puts a child and their parent into a wilderness survival challenge. These 72 hour challenges typically entail wilderness survival skills, navigation, and obstacles. This is the "line in the sand" that youth need to begin their ascent into emerging adulthood.      

In a Tribe, everyone works together for a single purpose. There are amazing organizations throughout the US that serves children and youth. We believe in coordinating and consolidating efforts through strategic partnerships. Organizations that we have worked with are:

  • Alachua County Board of Education
  • 4-H
  • Future Farmers of America
  • American Legion
  • HOPE

  • Soldiers Freedom Outdoors
  • Outdoor Recreation 4 All
  • Team Young Gunz
  •  Boys & Girls Club
  •  Newberry Parks & Recreation

  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls Place, Inc.
  • North Florida Survival
  •  Youth Hunt Program of Florida

Youth Hunting Camps

November 20016 launched our strategic partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife services to host youth hunts through the Youth Hunt Program of Florida. North Florida Survival is a key part of our team that provides instructions on wilderness survival techniques during this camp to compliment our approach in building diverse outdoorsmen. To date, we have hosted nearly 200 families, harvested more than 30 deer for first-time hunters, over 40 hogs, and a variety of other species including the elusive Osceola Turkey.


Here's what some of our guest are saying:


"Exceptional experience! Learned a lot with my boy's and the memories we shared will last a lifetime." - B. Prosser...


"This youth hunt host really took a lot of time to learn the property, studying the wildlife's habits, and area of concentration, which made this hunt so eventful, informative, and fun for all who attended. Matt, his family, and the volunteers at the camp really made it a wonderful camp. This youth hunt was the best we have ever been part of. This program is so important to teach today's youth about Florida, hunting, Florida species, as well as conservation of the land. It is a great experience for both the parent and the children. Matt and his team were amazing hosts!" - M. Prosser...


" We really enjoyed ourselves by surrounding ourselves with the outdoors. We couldn't have done it without you." - P. Phillips...


"My most memorable experience on this hunt was sitting by the campfire telling hunting stories with other hunters." - C. Starcomb


"I cant say enough by way of thanking Mr Lee Henderson, who was a very patient, very knowledgeable and of course also very generous to volunteer a weekend providing a great hunting experience to total strangers.  I was also very impressed by the way that Mrs. Senta Dillon organized and executed her range officer role with so many children with unknown firearm handling abilities. 
This is the third youth hunt my son has been involved with and the 10 CAN addition of the fire side discussions with you and Mr. Danny Lovett for all involved and the wilderness survival skills with Mr. Steven for the children was something special and incredibly useful.  I have been through 3 different intensive survival programs and his distillation of essentials for kids was awesome." - S. Steele 

We host various activities for a universal outreach model. Through our public relations department, we conduct classroom presentations, symposiums, and briefings to build awareness and education. A well-rounded individual is healthier, happier, and more likely to survive any given situation.

Our diverse outreach includes:

  • Children’s Garden
  • Father-Daughter Dance
  • Hunting and Fishing Expeditions

  • Self-Defense Training
  • Mother-Son Spring Day
  • Rite of Passage

  • River Retreats
  • School Field Trips
  • Wilderness Survival Camps

Children of disabled Military Veterans and First Responders may attend these events for free.

Mission Statement

It is our mission to build strong, independent, and self-reliant youth that are prepared for any challenge. We utilize nature to treat secondary Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and guide emerging adolescents through a rite-of-passage.

Vision

10 CAN will provide many opportunities for families to build strong bonds through various activities. We will instill three important characteristics: honor, respect, and commitment. We will also teach responsibility, independence, and team cohesion.

In addition, we will challenge the youth to excel, and mentor parents to cultivate their children. We will create culturally diverse environments, which will develop well-rounded agents of social change.

Self-Defense & Martial Arts

10 CAN, Inc. offers group self-defense sessions. Bring us in for an hour or schedule a series to learn de-escalation techniques, self-defense strategies, and situational awareness. We teach verbal judo to deter and de-escalate attacks and bullying. Our self-defense strategies combines military hand-to-hand combat, RAD, and mixed martial arts to meet your capabilities. Situational awareness is vital in reducing the chance of becoming a victim.   

We teach groups of various sizes, ages, and limitations. No one is immune to an attack. Will your team be ready? Get in touch with us in Newberry, Florida or visit our Facebook page for more details.

Hero Hunts

Warriors

Our premise is an award system for disabled Warriors who have or are overcoming their disability. We incentivize the healing process by honoring those who stay the course in being impact agents and embrace post-traumatic growth. These men and women earn their way into an adventure, because they "Warrior Up". They either volunteer with us or are making a positive impact in their local community in other ways. 

Warriors are both military and first responder personnel who are or have served in uniform. We partner with individuals who are still on duty, in guard or reserve status, or veterans of either civil service missions. We do not "help" per se, but rather partner with these individuals to move them beyond this life obstacle. They are not helpless victims; they are battle tested and fortified with real-world experience. They are the most valuable members in our community.