Initiatives & Solutions
from the beginning
We utilize an innovative approach to transform urban communities and culture into violence free zones with productive social capital, sustainable stability, and opportunity.
Our solutions to uplift disadvantaged individuals and stop violence produce motivated citizens with a competitive advantage.
By following a measurable and replicable pathway using the 3-I Model, we transform hostile marginalized areas to equip citizens with resources from a network of allies.
Helping individuals improve their lives and achieve their goals
The Y-US Movement is a solution-based initiative created to develop Young Urban Specialists. This movement utilizes key influencers, OG’s, Mentors, Educators, and more! Support from key influencers cultivates students ability to discover, develop, and be the solution to create solution-based change in their communities.
Frederick Douglass Gala
The Frederick Douglass Gala is our signature annual fundraising event to inspire, observe, and appreciate urban excellence. We celebrate at-promise youth pursuing their dreams and achieving greatness, while recognizing true OGs that stand with US to empower youth and stop senseless violence.
In an effort to combat the toxicity of anger and blame, we begin conversations to promote the unifying idea of citizenship.
Course Correction Conversation™
Urban Specialists™, in partnership with Stand Together, will provide a safe environment for healing dialogue in hopes of ending senseless violence and revitalizing citizenship.
Frederick Douglass Society
The Frederick Douglass Society was created to cultivate the core strengths and talents present within youth who exhibit considerable potential for success.
Just US Girls
Just US Girls is an empowerment and group mentoring program for high school girls ages 14-18.
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