We, the members of the Pain to Power Foundation (PTPF), believe that children are our most prized possession. Our future is in their hands, and they should be given every opportunity to become well adjusted, educated and productive members of society. We believe through developing the PTPF we can make a difference and change our community for a brighter future. We’re taking back the POWER!!
PTPF believes in holistic development of a person’s mind, body and soul. We desire to develop safe havens with programs that will address the needs of our youth who are threatened by violence in their every day life.
Life Skills - This area will provide abstinence education from a range of risky behavior, including substance abuse, criminal activities, violence and sexual activities.
Academic Assistance - It is important to develop a tutoring program that supports and enhance the educational goals and standards of the Chicago Public School system. We offer enrichment programs to encourage original and creative thinking for adults/children.
Scholarships – This program will help to address the immediate need of students who are in peruse of a higher education in the low income areas who are in good academic standings.
Positive Adult Mentors – This program emphasizes group and one – on –one interaction and allows opportunities to develop positive relationships with adults.
Etiquette is a matter of courtesy and common sense. To treat others in a way that is
not offensive is our responsibility. “Do unto others as you wish to be done
unto.” This behavior should begin in our home and extend outward, to our churches
Recreation, Sports, Culture, and Artistic Activities - These activities provide safe outlets for children to try new skills, explore interest, build friendships, learn team work skills, problem solving, and developmentally relevant experiences. Some of these activities also allow time for individuals to participate in activities as a family and strengthen the family bond.
Parental Involvement – Parents will be given the opportunity to meet the staff, discuss activities, and participate in events, classes and activities that are geared toward parent/child participation which strengthens bonds and community involvement.
PTPF is a not-for-profit organization which depends on the support of the community in which we live and serve. We hold annual fundraisers; PTPF Phenomenal Man Of The Year Award Breakfast, solicit donations and ads for our Pain To Power Foundation, Taking Back The Power (Annual publication/souvenir book??), which will be distributed at all of our events, speaking engagements and other anti violence events as requested.