“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ― Martin Luther King Jr
Hope Dealer Mentoring
A hybrid mentoring program for inner-city males between the ages of 15 and 24 focused on leadership development, social/emotional learning, and community service.
Real change happens when those who need it lead so we aim to empower our mentees to embody the change so desperately needed in their communities.
Anti Violence Workshops
Because homicide disproportionately affects young black males residing in communities of concentrated disadvantage, we’ve created workshops geared towards giving these youth the skills they need to reduce their likelihood of perpetrating or being victimized by gun violence. Homicide is the leading cause of death for African American males between the ages of 15 and 24. We aim to end this trend through our Anti-Violence Workshops.
Through our workshops, we teach youth residing in communities of concentrated violence how to keep themselves SAFE while navigating life in their communities.
– BE (S)mart about who you associate yourself with.
– BE (A)lert to your surroundings at all times.
– BE (F)earless about getting yourself out of uncomfortable situations.
– BE (E)arnest about keeping yourself and others safe by any means.
Violence Response Team
Our team responds to reports of youth-related gun violence in hopes of using our social capital and life experiences to reduce the chances of retaliation. When shootings occur in our target neighborhoods we are notified immediately via dispatch text/email. If the location or chatter in the community leads us to believe that there is youth-involvement we respond immediately.
We offer support services to youth and families that have been affected by gun violence. From the scene of the shooting to the release from the hospital or in worse cases the funeral we seek to support families and do what it takes to stop the cycle of violence.
To convey a credible, clear message about the consequences of gun violence our team hits the streets of our target neighborhoods on a weekly basis to engage the youth most likely to perpetrate or be victimized by gun violence in hopes of dealing them hope for their futures and connecting them to vital resources.
If you serve our target population and need help getting information about your services to the people who need it most feel free to contact us. It takes a village!