What ABOUT YOUTH MALE INITIATIVE
The What About YOUth (W.A.Y.) Initiative is an all-male mentoring program. This program, created in 2013, is open to all males in junior high and high school. The W.A.Y. Initiative participants will also be members of the prestigious Peace Troopers: A Youth Partnership with Law Enforcement Mentoring Program, which has been in establishment since 1996.
The W.A.Y. Initiative was created to address the growing needs of the community, especially regarding young males. Meeting once a month, the participants in the W.A.Y. Initiative will participate in a workshop setting to discuss various issues, such as youth and gang violence, education, college preparedness, entrepreneurship, etiquette, physical and mental health, conflict resolution, media and arts-based education, and building a relationship with the law enforcement.
actors, artists, & athletes against violence
Actors, Artists, & Athletes Against Violence, also known as 4AV, is a sub-organization geared at allowing public figures to interact with the organization through outreach, programming, and service.
4AV was established in 1995 and through this program, we have connected with a variety of actors, artists, and athletes from Boyz II Men, Lil' Bow Wow, former NFL player and Congressman John Runyan, and an exceptional list of others.
We often invite the actors, artists, and athletes under this program to speak to youth, be special guests at conferences, and to be honored at our award ceremonies.
- Facing Attitudes Concerning Educational Spirits (F.A.C.E.S.)
- The Women's E.R.A.
- The "Use Your Heart and Not Your Hands" Campaign
- The "Hit the Books Because They Don't Hit Back" Campaign
- No One Wins (N.O.W.) Anti-Bullying Campaign
- International Festival
- National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc. Ministerial Council
- Children's Angel Fund
- Youth Celebrating Courage and Freedom
- Celebration of Hope
- Peace Troopers: A Youth Partnership with Law Enforcement
- EMBRACE Magazine, Newsletter, and Web Show