Ready yoUrself For the Future


Empowering young men to be outstanding leaders in Northern Alabama

  • Veteran's Day 2015
    Veteran's Day 2015
  • INSPIRE class # 1
    INSPIRE class # 1
  • Destin 15 leadership retreat
    Destin 15 leadership retreat
  • Teachable Tuesday How to be a servant leader
    Teachable Tuesday How to be a servant leader
  • JP with Marines on Veteran's Day
    JP with Marines on Veteran's Day
  • Woodlawn movie at Monaco
    Woodlawn movie at Monaco
  • Tools & Fix it at Home Depot in Madison
    Tools & Fix it at Home Depot in Madison
  • Congressmen Mo Brooks and our boys
    Congressmen Mo Brooks and our boys
  • Madison Christmas Parade 2015
    Madison Christmas Parade 2015
Veteran's Day 2015
Veteran's Day 2015

A huge thank you to Mr. Frank Williams, General Manager of Landers McLarty, for believing in our program and sponsoring us for the 2016 - 2017 leadership year! 

DEVELOP Class # 3 registration is OPEN!  Please click here for the class details.

Please click here to register.

Camp 86,400

What: Camp 86,400 Leadership retreat

When: Friday, Sept. 16 

Depart from: Heritage Elementary School 11775 County Line Road

Departure time: 4:30pm 

Return location: Heritage Elementary 

Return date: Sunday, September 18th 

Return Time: TBD  

Where: Camp ToKnowHim 11115 Co Rd 88, Pisgah, AL 35765

Who's invited: All RUFF members from DEVELOP, INSPIRE and EMPOWER 

Cost: $150; If you sign fundraiser contract it will cost $75. All money due by Friday, September 2nd.  

Parents are invited to attend on Saturday, September 17th from 8:00am - 8:00pm.


R.U.F.F. 1st annual Madison Kite Festival was a HUGE success. Roughly 5,000 people attended the event held at James Clemens High School.

A message from MCS School Board:

"I want to congratulate you on the outstanding event you organized and to tell you how much I enjoyed the Kite Festival on Saturday.  The event was well planned and executed –  you had an amazing collection of activities, food vendors and service providers. It was truly a “Mini Madison Street Festival” with something for folks of all ages.  More important, you modeled a great service event which gave back to the community.  The RUFF program and its students should be very proud.   Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to all involved.   Keep up the great work." - David Hergenroer, MCS

                                                                                                                                                                       School Board Member.


About us

Ready yourself For the future  is an organization that focuses on empowering young men to become outstanding leaders in their community. This is the motto of the organization and most importantly the goal. R.U.F.F. is an important aspect in the lives of over 100 young men in Madison County, Alabama. As an organization, R.U.F.F. strives to promote leadership, morals, values, structure, and good character to young men from age 9-18.


Ready yourself For the Future has come up with a 4 year character education plan for young men 9 - 18 years. It starts with DEVELOP, where young men build their character core.  Next, the young men move into INSPIRE, where they learn the importance of helping others.  Third, they move into EMPOWER, where they are given opportunities to be an outstanding leader. Lastly, they finish with LEADER, where they demonstrate all the skills they have learned in the program and to be a proven leader. 

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