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History

Alive & Free is the name of the violence prevention program founded at the Omega Boys Club-a nationally recognized youth development and violence prevention organization headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Tired of losing their students to drugs, guns, gangs, unwanted pregnancies or death, in 1987, Joseph Marshall Jr, a middle school teacher, and Jack Jacqua, a middle school counselor, co-founded what was initially called the Omega Boys Club.

Alive & Free’s mission is to keep young people alive and free, unharmed by violence and free from incarceration. To provide young people with opportunity and support to build positive lives for themselves and to move into contributing roles in society.