A Cry For Help In The Community
The growing population of minority disadvantaged youth in America is continuing to reach unprecedented numbers across our neighboring communities. According to published statistical data provided by OJJDP (Statistical Briefing Book),
Racial inequities, precarious economic conditions, cultural incompetence in the education system, and disrupted family models have breed a generation of misguided youth which require untraditional, innovative, forward thinking strategies to evoke sustainable affirmative change and interminably reroute the course of their lives.
"Greatness can be achieved when someone is given the resources and an opportunity to excel."Louis Guiden, Jr.
I had the honor and privilege of working with Louis and his team in their production of a curriculum for a parent learning academy called, “In It Together!” This seven module curriculum was designed to promote equity in the Federal Way Public School District and improve educational outcomes for marginalized students of color. The great work of this team led to immediate buy in from parents of color in the community.Robin H.
I see my future as something worth living for since suicide isn't much of an idea to me as it was before. Your youth development groups have taught me to look around and see what's right in front of me. I know I have a lot to be thankful for now that I have met Mr. Guiden.High School Student