Luther C. Day began his current position in the summer of 2017 as Director of the Zion's Community House, location of The NFL Player Cam Newton Foundation in Newnan, Ga. He has worked with the Cam Newton Foundation since 2012. He was raised by his strong, inviolable widowed mother, as she imparted love, discipline and a ‘pay it forward’ disposition. Day is a native of Ohio. Relocating to Atlanta, he earned his advanced degree in counseling and began his career working with juveniles as he volunteered with Urban Young Life inc., a faith-based program which focuses on at-risk and disadvantaged youth suffering from abuse, social deprivation, displacement, and emotional issues.
Mr. Day's focus is advancing these youth, with the empowerment of addressing the social disparities of education, wise and healthy decision-making, the value of leadership integrity, peer mentoring, focusing on healthy family communication, along with community service, and emphasis on ‘fun’.
The Zion House youth participants come from various communities throughout the county, namely, schools, other youth programs, and the faith-based community, to form a positive kinship within the community.
Before beginning his career with (CNF) The Cam Newton Foundation Mr. Day co-founded ‘Inner Cross Roads, Inc.’ which provided guidance to at-risk and disadvantaged adolescent males.
With over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adult populations within various educational and therapeutic settings, he provides opportunities for personal growth, encompassing spiritual, emotional, physical, and social development, which equips them with the skills necessary to excel in society. Ultimately, Mr. Day would like to expand his reach to the masses of youth that haven’t been mentored or directed in making thought-out, calculated decisions, concerning their goals which have to do with education, health, relationships, and the future. His vision is to promote ethnic growth with respect to various social structures, languages, laws, politics, religion, and technology.
To create an environment that engages learners, fosters creativity, and puts, to coin a phrase, “responsibility” for learning where it belongs – with our youth.
As a nonprofit organization, ZCH is committed to assisting youth and their families with learning, growing and developing through improved health and well being, supporting and serving our surrounding neighborhoods. This ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident and secure in their everyday lives!
ZCH is committed to providing a policy of equal employment opportunity. Our organization will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally acknowledged basis including, not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, physical or mental disability or age.
ZCH is made up of all ages and from every walk of life working together to strengthen the community. Together we work along side each other to ensure that each person, regardless of gender, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background will have the opportunity to experience life to the fullest.