Israel Idonije has a “Dream Big” approach to life. A successful 11-year career in the NFL is just a small part of his life story. Izzy is a creator at heart, so it’s no surprise he started ATHLiTACOMiCS as a platform to develop and share incredible stories.
Working in youth programing since he was in high school, Izzy has seen first hand the importance of helping children see their potential. He created the DreamKidz Adventures Love series as a way to infuse young readers with self-worth and self-confidence.
It’s important to Israel to be a positive influence in the world by lifting and building others. One of the many ways he does this is to offer inspiring, uniting and entertaining stories. Another way is through iF Charities.
What is our focus?
Encouraging our children to show love for others through kindness and acceptance of differences, as well as providing opportunities to put love into action, will help them to develop compassion and consideration for those around them.
Children who feel capable, effective and accepted are more willing to try new challenges, more able to bounce back after making a mistake, and are set up for success in everything from academics to friendships.
Helping our children learn positive ways to manage their emotions equips them with tools to form secure relationships, take responsibility and limit feelings of frustration.
Teaching our children how to positively interact with others by managing their personal feelings as well as understanding the feelings and needs of others will provide a strong foundation.