Brandon S.Sowell, age 18 has started a community development corporation that is overtly focused to reaching young males between the ages of 7-18, to provide advocacy and information to stop gang involvement, drug, alcohol and substance abuse and distribution, youth crime activities, violence and inter-community prejudices. Brandon S. Sowell has become a community advocate of violent crimes and abuses again women and teen girls. This corporation was named "B" Focused because of the need for today's youth to focus on getting education and proper positive development that will assist in empowering each other. Peer 2 Peer counseling has been very effective, since peers have such strong influence on each other, Positive Peer Pressure, Do The Right Thing, P.O.E (Process OF Elimination-(thinking before you act or react) ABC's-(Attitude Behavior Consequences) and "7-Up" are several programs developed by Brandon Sowell to assist in reaching the youth in our communities. We have formed rallies and focus groups to better assist in meeting the needs of those involved in gangs, drugs and even those that have been incarcerated. Brandon's vision is to also provide rehabilitation and job search assistance to those that are being released from prisons and juvenile detention centers to provide direction in re-entering the community as a reformed and productive citizen.By encouraging young teens, pre-teens and young adult males with support groups,education in life coping skills development, job search and retainment, education-getting back to the books-a program for encouraging school drop outs to return to school or complete their education.
Because of the interest that Do something has in doing something to empower youth we are requesting a grant for $ 500.00 to produce and pass out literature to educated parents on signs of gang affiliation in their children, and signs of drug use and abuse, and to host a Parent-Teen "link up" which will have parents and teens together to get education on Holistic methods to help each other "B" Focused!! :)