An Uncommon Alliance
The Victory Project is a privately funded 501(c)(3) after-school program mentoring disengaged young men in our city. Being open year round, six days a week, builds relationships, earning us the right to be heard. Sharing dinner together every weeknight feeds us physically, tutoring and working at our micro-enterprise feeds us emotionally and our Bible studies feed us spiritually.
An uncommon alliance has formed between the business, criminal justice and faith communities to allow our young men to break the cycle of hopelessness, insignificance and isolation by addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
We believe these core values are paramount to produce engaged, responsible and independent young American citizens:
We provide weekly, individualized homework assistance and tutoring. We attend parent/teachers conferences advocating between, youth, parents and school. Our goal is for each student to graduate high school, pursue higher education in college, trades or military service.
Our students alongside business mentors manage their own micro-enterprise, Victory Landscape Management, LLC, which provides real-world business experiences, exposure to individual financial responsibility and teaches the value of hard work while launching the students own employment history. An option that is not readily accessible or modeled in under-resourced communities.
Using Matthew 5:14 as our guiding verse we are committed to providing a safe and consistent family environment for our students. This is experienced while sharing dinner five nights a week, during Bible Study or celebrating birthdays together. We endeavor to earn the right to be heard by each student, believing this only happens when love and accountability is woven together equally.