Based on recent studies stemming from New York Law agencies, social services, religious groups and government research. Is that when young men have a safe and productive place to go,there is a substantial decrease in crime related activities with in urban communities.
We saw the need for a project which provides young teens and young adults a positive alternative to criminal action gangs,drugs,truancy, drop out and other street violence. Harlem Transformation Project began to provide a Healing Balm to address this need in the community of Harlem and the Harlem’s and inner cities of the world.
1). We use the modality of Therapeutic group work and Individual counseling.
2). Indirect engagement with street encounters to deescalate violent outcomes.
3). Sports and Games. Specifically Boxing and Chess
Our volunteer staff which consists of professionals in athletics, education,social and human services and religious professionals realize the importance of our mission, We also cultivate our youth in the area of citizenship and develop a positive sense of community participation.
Our vision and goals with our youth they learn to confront their personal fears and engage in honest and extensive self-evaluation, They learn attributes such as stamina, courage desire and the endurance to outlast adversity. The powerful thing about the project is that once these lessons are learned,they serve as a frame of reference for their everyday lives, and in their futures. for many the project has given hope where it did not exist and provide a new blueprint for a positive future they didn’t existed.
“We better ourselves and others physically, mentally and spiritually, This affects all people we have contact with. Eventually we affect the world. This we call TRANSFORMATION” Akil Rose
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Belief in the higher potential in all people and situations
The development of self: Mind-Body-Spirit-Material
The self, family and community: Love- Responsibility-Empowerment and leadership
We use support group therapy, community service, sports, games to transform lives to their highest potential. Stop Youth Violence
1) HARLEM TRANSFORMATION PROJECT uses the tools of support group therapy, community service, sports and games a viable tool t…
Humble Servant and Founder: Akil Rose
New York, New York
2013: 1st Harlem Hip Hop Peace Parade & Concert awarded Citation by City Councilwomen Inez Dinkens.
2013: Harlem Youth Empowerment Fair. Awarded Citation by Councilwomen Inez Dinkens.
2012: Harlem Transformation Project’s Play 4 Peace: Sidewalk Games & Sports
2011: Harlem Fathers Day Parade & Men of Color March awarded Congressional the Citation of Congressman Charles Rangel.
2010: Harlem Transformation Project’s Play 4 Peace: Sidewalk Games & Sports awarded Citation of Councilwomen Inez Dinkens
2010: Play 4 Peace: Sidewalk Games & Sports awarded Citation by Assemblyman Keith Wright. .