Two local Jacksonville organizations have teamed up to stop youth violence and give youth more than hope. Krumpin 4 Success, Inc (K4S) and Positive Vibes Only, Inc. (PVO) has designed a comprehensive program called: Reincarnation: Youth Anti-Violence Prevention/ Intervention Program. The program was introduced to feed the minds of youth with a holistic pathway to establish the safety of the physical, mental, and social conditions to a better lifestyle.
Program participants will gain life skills, academic assistance including GED training and testing, job readiness, anti-gang violence workshops, internships, entrepreneurship, mentorship, resources, community events/ engagement and opportunities to create change in their communities through a teen talk show, teen radio show and youth change agent advisors.
K4S will provide alternatives designed to empower and assist youth ages 13-21 in self-sufficiency, financial stability, academic success and mental health solutions. “We want to produce well balanced individuals who can contribute, in positive ways, back to our communities,” said Dr. Shanna Carter, CEO/Founder of Krumpin 4 Success. She continued, “We are doing more than just stopping youth from being or becoming violent. We are giving them the right opportunities and opening doors for them that they never believed even existed.”
PVO will work to decrease the number of youth in gangs or gangs association, provide community events and community Power Chats. Their program is entitled: Ending the Cycle of Youth Violence through Positive Vibes. PVO has been successful in their youth initiatives and has hosted many events throughout Northeast Florida. Results included decreased gang violence and youth wanting to attend community events that are geared toward their age groups.
Together the two organizations are vowing that in the midst of the senseless police killings, gang violence, Covid-19 and Black Lives Matters protests, hard and work and dedication will prevail. The program was launched June 1st with both organizations components coming to reality in virtual settings, with assessed individual plans and options for in-person tutelage. “God saw fit to bring our organizations together with one program to regain our community safety back so that our kids will have the opportunity to enjoy life at a different level on a positive note,” said PVO Founder/CEO Ronald Brice. Shown is PVO Founder/CEO Ronald Brice and Dr. Shanna Carter, CEO/Founder of Krumpin 4 Success showing solidarity for their program.