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OUR MISSION

"To expedite Self-Actualization among our constituents and beneficiaries through the medium of education on various techniques, methods, and practical forms of application to ultimately Empower such individuals to reach higher levels of personal function, capacity, and effectiveness."

SIMPLIFIED

"To help those who want to help themselves by providing proper education and guidance that will lead to more personal Success and Happiness."

OUR FOCUS

We are determined to fulfill our mission by focusing on Character Enrichment, Personality Refinement and Emotional Management through various modes of discussion, workshops, seminars, and support groups.  We hope to Entertain, Educate and Empower our beneficiaries in the arena of communication, relationship, leadership, values, beliefs systems, goal setting, purposeful life planning, and spiritual inquisition.

OUR COLORS & SYMBOLISM

"Green is the color of growth, of energy, spirit, and the Life Force deep within.  Black portrays vast emptiness in which ALL can be contained; a vessel for all to exist in limitless form. Metaphor describes the timeline of Humanity.  Tiny seedlings packed with infinite potential; our journey begins.  Exposure springs the root of value, belief, principle, and perception; the foundation from which we grow.  Stem emerges as the backbone of courage and faith, liberating us from the murky depths, rising above circumstance.  Thorns of menace will pierce the heart as spectacular scores of suffering.  Over time the barbs will harden, providing natural defense by way of Wisdom.  With refinement and maturity, the beautiful bud will blossom; exposing for the very first time, such a magnificent display of True Self - The Green Rose lives!"

~shawn malzahn

CORE BELIEFS & VALUES

BELIEFS

"Everything happens for a reason and a purpose and it can serve us, but only if we choose to let it."    "Behind every behavior is a positive intention."    "This is no such thing as failure, only results."    "People are our greatest resource."   "No matter what happens we can take responsibility."

VALUES

Love    Compassion   Joy    Equanimity    Communication

GREEN ROSE HISTORY

The Green Rose Organization is an evolutionary byproduct of ideas to develop an entity capable of addressing the maladaptive behaviors and ails of a rapidly declining generation of fallen youth.  Originally conceptualized in early 2013 as the "United Brotherhood of Everlasting Power", or U.B.E.P for short, shawn m. malzahn, a twenty-four year old recovering addict and ex-felon from Bolingbrook, Illinois, developed the organization with a primary purpose as functioning as a social club for like-minded individuals who were focused on creating a community that fostered peace and prosperity by virtue of loyalty, structure, and supreme respect for one another.  However,  lacking substantial clarity of vision and purpose the organization quickly crumbled under its misguided divisor as he once again fell victim to the disease of which he set out to combat from the start.  Upon re-admittance to the Department of Corrections the United Brotherhood was quickly reevaluated and transformed by its founding father into the "Green Rose Foundation", a newly conceptualized organization with a primary purpose of supporting existing nonprofit entities that currently provide programs capable of addressing the aforementioned concerns of the former United Brotherhood of Everlasting Power.  Upon further research and investigation it was determined that such existing entities were not sufficiently capable of meeting the goals of addressing the maladaptive behaviors and ails of societal youth in a manner inline and up-to-par with the ideals of master malzahn.  Thus on April 27, 2015 the idea of developing and operating a functional nonprofit community of growth-centered individuals to directly impact the generational decline was conceptualized under the trade name "Green Rose Organization".  The Green Rose Organization's primary purpose is to expedite Self-Actualization among its constituents and beneficiaries through the medium of education on various techniques, methods, and practical forms of application to ultimately Empower such individuals to reach higher levels of personal function, capacity, and effectiveness.  The organization attempts to fulfill its mission by focusing on Character Enrichment, Personality Refinement and Emotional Management through various modes of discussion, workshops, seminars and support groups.  The Green Rose aims to educate and empower its' beneficiaries in the arena of communication, relationship, leadership, values, beliefs systems, goal setting, purposeful life planning, and spiritual inquisition, as these domains of Humanity are deemed to be directly related to, and responsible for, any and all lasting and meaningful Success in one's life.  The Green Rose Organization today is headed by its current CEO, President, and founding father shawn m. malzahn.  Presently, the organizational infrastructure and program base of the Green Rose is under development and scheduled for official deployment March 31st of 2018, and will be transitioning from sole proprietorship to a limited liability company, and finally to 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt status in the relatively near future.  All programs, products, and services provided by the Green Rose Organization are geared toward serving the public educational and state correctional systems in every effort to combat the crumbling character and weak personality of society that has been leading our youth down a spiraling path of self-destructive behavior in may facets, forms, and fashions.  The Green Rose Organization is an evolutionary work in progress that will continue to change and transform along with the ever transitory state of Human need while embracing a philosophy to "everlastingly endeavor to seek knowledge and understanding of truth while vowing to remain forever curious."

WHAT WE ARE NOT

The Green Rose Organization and it's constituents are not in any way licensed or certified medical/financial professionals.  All programs, products, and services provided by the Green Rose Organization should not be perceived as a supplement for professional mental health treatment, counseling, therapy, or financial advice.  For more information about the Green Rose Organization's intended purpose and functions please review our consumer disclaimer.