Based in Dallas, Texas C4YL has one main objective: to help teens fulfill their dreams and goals with emotional and financial support. Native Texan, Missy Payne founded C4YL after becoming a finalist on the hit TV series Survivor: San Juan del Sur. “My passion to empower kids to dream big and reach for the stars excelled dramatically after I played Survivor”, says Missy. “Teens with at least one influential mentor in their life report they have a higher sense of self and are more likely to take risks that affect their lives positively”. C4YL emphasizes self-discipline, commitment and integrity among teens in difficult circumstances, by providing opportunities for them to participate in clubs and school programs that develop their unique skills and talents.