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Best Kept Secret-Stop The Violence

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Causes: Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: To create better choices for youth

Programs: To always keep the youth focused on education and encourage them to always make the right decisions to provide supportive environments and guidance for for our youth

provides free haircutshairstyle to boys and girls while mentoring to keep them off the streets provided over 500 haircuts in 2012 added mentorship for young girls in 2012

provided free summer food service program organize and run back to school programs to help kids in the community in need of school supplies

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Board Member

Rating: 5

We love you all 2017 we have returned to the grounds to complete God's mission of great faith we will continue to save youth lives. Amen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They believe the we close our eyes when we pray, cry, think, and dream the most beautiful thing in the world is not seen but felt... The question that i ask was why do they give free haircuts and mentoring at the same time and collect guns off the streets. Also do Marches, toy drives, thanksgiving feedings they just do so much i can keep up but when i do i have a lot of fun.. I also send them donates P.O. Box 904 Newport News, VA 23607 i think everybody should come they are visible in seven different city's.

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Rating: 5

Why is Best Kept Secret: Stop the Violence important? Our children are killing each other at alarming rates. In 2002, more than 877,700 young people ages 10 to 24 were injured from violent acts. Approximately 1 in 13 required hospitalization (CDC 2004).In 2001, 5,486 young people ages 10 to 24 were murdered, an average of 15 each day (CDC 2004). In 2001, 79% of homicide victims ages 10 to 24 were killed with firearms (CDC 2004).Teen Violence causes, incidence, and risk factors. Homicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 overall. In this age group, it is the leading cause of death for African-Americans, the second leading cause of death for Hispanics, and the third leading cause of death for American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Asian Pacific Islanders (Anderson and Smith 2003). Virginia ranked highest of all states for number of students expelled for firearms violations in the 2002-03 school year and second highest in 2003-04.Causes of Youth Violence as perceived by youth. According to interviews with youth in the nation's most violent neighborhoods, conducted by the National Campaign to Stop Violence, run by Washington, D.C. attorney Dan Callister, with support from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Anderson, and financial support from the Kuwait-America Foundation, the top three causes of youth violence are: 1.The Media 2.Substance Abuse 3.gangs We need to Stop The Violence! Youth Violence Information and Analysis. According to Pedro Noguera, currently the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, in his study “Reducing and Preventing Youth Violence” written while at the University of California, Berkeley, there is no single cause of youth violence that can be isolated and acted upon. The following is a summary of some of his findings.1. Youth Violence as a Cultural Phenomenon: Our society glorifies and is entertained by violence even though we are disgusted by child abuse or crimes against our older citizens. At the same time, we admire and honor anyone in sports or the military that are paid to overcome their opponents or defeat their enemies. Violent images bombard our everyday life through media, our metaphoric language and even through our collective sense of the United States as the “most powerful nation on earth.