“Where Success Is The Only Option”
We envision a community whereas high-quality, compassionate, comprehensive services, are accessible to as many low-income person’s as possible. Utilizing the capacity to strengthen and improve the psychosocial outcomes within our youth will develop the foundation needed to ensure our success.
The organization founder Ta’Rell Burton Sr. is a former gang member and ex-convict who made the imperative choice of changing his life. In doing so, he has accomplished his lifelong dream of incorporating a community-based 501c-(3) nonprofit organization that would reach, teach, lead, and empower at-risk communities. The local news published a story on Mr. Burton, highlighting his personal and professional achievements, including his strong and direct presence within the community. He now gives back, and pays it forward through means of motivational speaking, mentoring to at-risk youth, and current gang members in order to promote a healthy, positive lifestyle change.
A True Change Organizational Values & Commitment
Dignity & Respect:
We always treat all people with dignity and respect, encompassing the understanding that we are part of one diverse community!
Non-Profit Industry Support:
We are devoted advocates of the Nonprofit Industry!
We are committed to strategic innovation, and implementing the best practices in our community-based programming!
In 2003, Ta’Rell Burton Sr. made a mistake and angered a rival gang. Things escalated, and he found himself responsible for the death of another man. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison, and the first few years were rough. He productively utilized the time by educating himself at Northeastern Junior College; he found solace in religion and in the thought of coming home to his daughter and son one day, no matter how many years that would take. Mr. Burton spent 13 years in prison. A week before he was to be released, rival gang members shot and killed his 18-year-old son. Now he has to live for his son, as well as his daughter and two grandsons.
Ta’Rell is now married to his wife Kisha Burton; together they were recently blessed with the birth of their baby boy Milan Burton in March of 2018. Mr. Burton places daily focus and emphasis on leading his step-sons in a positive direction in order to ensure they avoid the hardships he endured as a youth.
“Success is my only option,” he said. “There’s no turning back for me.” He’s also shared his experiences to inspire others. He’s acted as a motivational speaker, and he said that his hope is that talking about his struggles and triumphs will give someone the guidance they need to turn away from the path he took.
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