Alive & Free: The Prescription to End Violence and Change Lives

Transform the lives of young people by treating violence like a disease.

Our Mission

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.

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Gangs. Drugs. Covid-19. Domestic Violence.

Human Trafficking. The Opiod Epidemic.

Police Violence. Community Violence.

What can we do about it?

Real Impact

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.



Graduation Rate


College Graduates


Master's or PhD

How do we prevent violence across the country and globally?

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To End Violence and Change Lives

Success Stories

Flying High With Ayinde Chism

Tuskegee University 2020 Aerospace Engineering & Physics Ayinde Chism’s kind heart and infectious smile always warmed the Alive & Free classroom. He never shied away from helping a fellow student with their work and always offered his friendship. He is one of our 250 college graduates, earning his degree this year in Aerospace Engineering &…

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Graduating While Quarantined: Armond Hervey

Armond Hervey was raised in the Alive & Free family. His mom, Malorie Branch, and aunt, Evangela Brewster, are both college graduate alumni and we are happy to have him under our wing. He is on his way to Grambling State University after graduating from Hercules High School and we very excited to watch him…

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Hall of Fame

Shervon Hunter-Johnson was a the first girl who joined the Omega Boys Club. Her male friends were in it and she wasn’t going to be left out. She did the work and was accepted to Delaware State University in 1988 on a basketball scholarship. Little did she know, her basketball accomplishments would become so noteworthy…

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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.

Meet our team »