From the Hood
To the Woods
that is giving hope, inspiration and real-world success skills to disadvantaged inner-city kids.
For years, peers, parents, students and friends have been after me to tell my story. How did you make it? What is the reason for the passion behind your work? These are some of the questions I get daily.
After years of mulling over the idea, I have finally broken down to give you, the reader, an inside look at John Annoni. I will inform and inspire my readers from a common man’s perspective. My objective is to give my readers someone they can relate to and recognize as a man placed on this earth to serve a mission. As you read “my story” I hope it brings your inner persona to recognize your worth in the world. Enjoy the book and I welcome your comments about the John Annoni you will get to know.
A letter from John Annoni
If you actually care about the youth in America, as I certainly do, you’re always in the race against time with them. Their lives are virtually at critical mass, ready to explode in any direction. Each individual adolescent is verging on adulthood with pliant psyches bombarded by peer pressure and in some cases, held hostage to a society that teaches more about failure than success.
I see opportunity in every child especially during their pre-teen and teen years. Our children are clearly at their most impressionable level. It’s a time when the most good can be done in terms of building self-worth. The key is to have each youth believe that success is possible and that failure is not imminent. We lose them when they give up their quest for a better life.
Speaking as one who survived and has given back; I have long understood it takes going beyond academics or a one day event to help a child flourish in their born to environment. Children need to feel the joy and jubilation of a world apart- a world that is accessible and filled with dreams. They need you and I to embrace their participation and to reward them with tangible proof of their worth in our sometimes selfish society.
For over 2 decades, I have guided students, parents, and families through the barriers adolescents face in the classroom and in their daily lives. Beyond One Day provides a practical and strategic pathway for others who are interested in mentoring development, or building their “dream giveback” to proceed with a general framework of tips, ideas and strategies. I want you, your friends, co-workers, organizations and businesses to approach the desire of giving back to be without pitfalls and without fear.
John F. Annoni
Founded by John Annoni, Hunting Awareness is a societal demonstration of solidarity for hunting.Hunting Awareness's mission is to increase accessibility for hunting education, to improve the image of hunting and grow and unify its diverse participants.The intention of the orange camouflage ribbon is to fund and support collaboration with individuals, communities, businesses and organizations.
Camp Compass is a unified effort to introduce urban students to various outdoor activities.Camp Compass is a nonprofit program developed for urban, disadvantaged youth by John Annoni. His staff of volunteer mentors are making a difference in the inner city by providing hunting, fishing, archery, tutoring, social guidance, and other outdoor youth activities.
Two Million Bullets
Two Million Bullets is an awareness campaign to make youth the primary focal point in conservation.The Two Million Bullets campaign’s goal is to encourage not only two million people to donate just one dollar to help introduce and teach safety, the shooting sports, hunting, fishing, and archery to kids who would otherwise never know these much-loved outdoor activities.