Transformative Justice Program Curriculum is centered around at-risk youth in Houston with a character development program that promotes G.R.A.C.E. Grace: Gratitude, Respect, Accountability, Compassion and Education.
Program will address the following:
Parents are invited once a week for parenting coaching classes. Youth will receive weekly access to mentors that have been impacted by the same living environment and/or experienced HCJPD. We provide weekly intergenerational community events that will promote leadership skills, educational services and restoring family relationships.
Our Afrikan Family is designed to give young people, grades K-12, enhanced awareness of self, education, family, community, and intense training in specific skills to allow them to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of their families. Our Afrikan Family outcomes will promote job readiness, positive social skills, positive work ethics and values of economics. In addition, the participants will be equipped with problem-solving strategies and become positive citizens.
The Life Skills program will address the following:
o Family/Community Relations
o Budgeting Finances
o Career Options
o Oral and Written Language Skills
o Interviewing Techniques
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
- Booker T. Washington
Our Afrikan Family Mentoring Program (KLC) is designed to allow children and youth an opportunity to experience a variety of fashion interests, music, and leisure pursuits. It will also address transitions, child development, and rapid growth of physical appearance and hormonal changes, which will allow one to make progress through the transitions with less storm and stress. Our Afrikan will provide participants with one-on-one interaction with positive and productive professional people, while exposing them to education, interactive field trips, fun, new experiences, events, different environments, and workshops. All participants will gain knowledge of the following:
o Problem Solving
o Conflict Resolution
o Anger Management
o Role as Children & Young Adults
o Morals & Integrity
“The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to.”
Our Afrikan Family Cultural Awareness Program will provide information on preparing students for self-determination as contributing and participating members in a culturally diverse world. This program will educate children to understand and develop a sense of responsibility to their community so that they will understand and appreciate the totality of society.
Positive self-esteem and the valuing of cultural diversity are grounded in historical consciousness that is based on the truth, balance, order, and harmony. They will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand, respect, and appreciate the historical, cultural differences, and similarities of humankind. Our children will be empowered with the vision, tools, skills, and opportunities to create an environment, which will not marginalize, but instead ensure equity and equality for everyone. Our Afrikan Family Cultural awareness and Cultural Diversity Program will address the following:
o African Culture
o African American Culture
o Asian Culture
o European Culture
o Hispanic Culture
o Italian Culture
o Native American Culture
o Middle Eastern Culture
“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
- Maya Angelou
Our Afrikan Family Tutorial Program was created to address the educational needs of all children and youth. Many young children do not have access to tutors during after-school hours. Their parents or guardians may not be able to assist them with their academic studies, because of their educational limitations. Many students are also raised by their grandparents, who often times only have an elementary education; therefore, the work the students present to them is unfamiliar.
This provides evidence that many children are not getting help with their homework, projects, and academic studies at home. Our Afrikan Family Tutorial Program was created to provide students with after-school tutorial sessions to address academic failure and to increase academic performance. Our Afrikan Family tutorial programs will also address the following:
o Poor Academic Performance
o Literacy/Tutorial/College Prep
o Lack of Parental Support
o Suspensions & Expulsions