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.
Alive & Free teaches young people how to be immune to the disease of violence and offers a community of support to guide them on the path to college. The prescription creates real change for our communities with measurable results.
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Alumni Layla Turner is a hard working woman. She is a a certified CPA by day, loving mother by night, and is now co-owner of 2 businesses alongside her husband, Eric. They have just opened up their dream shop, a juice bar, known as The Hip Hop Juice Box in Emeryville, CA. They feature fresh…Read More
Alive, Free, & Paying It Forward Dr. Diane Thomas’ story was not uncommon for the Hunter’s Point neighborhood where she was born. Witha father on drugs and a single mother parenting four children, the neighborhood pressure of gang violence, deaths of friends, and the threat of teen pregnancy were all too real. Then, just as…Read More
Growing up in East Oakland, Michael Gibson’s childhood was marred by drug related violence in his community and in his family. Caught up in the streets and entangled at a young age, he was serving a sentence in a youth correctional facility when he was introduced to the African American Males Transition Program there. That…Read More
Dr. Joseph Marshall is recognized as a social entrepreneur for his pioneering work redefining youth violence as a disease and developing the successful Alive & Free Prescription along with Jack Jacqua, a community activist with over 40 years of experience as a teacher, counselor and coach.