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Who We Are

Life Skool is a youth development organization that provides comprehensive prevention and intervention developmental leadership programs, behavioral health services, conferences, and workshops to youth that challenge students to unlock intangibles that empower self-discovery. We believe that every young person has the potential to become leaders in their families, careers, environments, and beyond.

Our target population is identified through family involvement, school discipline, foster care, and the community supervision system. The average Life Skool students come from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods, single-parent homes, and cultures of hardship, often resulting in unstable behaviors based on survival and antisocial tendencies. We promise to eliminate the challenges and barriers that factors into most students entering the juvenile justice system. Life Skool aims to disrupt this cycle by developing three underdeveloped principal skills: Leadership Identification, Self-Empowerment, and Conflict Resolution.  Studies have shown that developing these skills can reduce the appeal of criminal activity and prevent a revolving door in the criminal justice system while allowing students to maximize their potential in discovering their gifts and talents to live purposeful lives.

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History

Life Skool was founded and established in 2020 by Mr. Darius Pettway as a program aimed at breaking the cycle of incarceration by intervening in the lives of youth who are most vulnerable to entering the juvenile justice or adult correctional system. Through innovative developmental leadership programs, empowering conferences, and opportunities for higher education and skill trades, Life Skool has challenged and developed over 600 students to become the best version of themselves by way of family reunification, college acceptance, improved academic performance, reduced behavioral referrals, first job opportunities and many other life-changing events that cultivates hope and securing a promising adult livelihood. Life Skool has played a significant role in shaping policies and practices related to juvenile justice reform, emphasizing rehabilitation, prevention, and the overall well-being of young adults involved in the system. Our work continues to evolve as society’s understanding and willingness to act on juvenile justice issues deepens and as efforts to reform the system progress to restore hope and opportunity to young adults far beyond their early stages of life.

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OUR IMPACT

3

YEAR OF CARE

600+

KIDS IMPACTED

1

CAMPS HELD

$7,816.59

FUNDS RAISED

Class of 2019 Life Skool Youth Leadership Conference

Sponsored By: Walls Of Life Publishing

Life Skool leadership conference is a proven blueprint that provides young adult males positive alternatives to gangs, violence, and dropping out of school while developing their leadership skills and exposing them to higher educational opportunities, financial literacy and skill trades.

Students Served

20 Students Ages 7-18
Cabin Style Logging
3 Nights 8 Meals
Unlimited Beverages/Snacks
Personalized Uniforms
Conference Curriculum

Camp Activities

Lead The Lion
5:30am PT Training/Team Bonding (Daily)
Picnic Bon Fire Pit
Lake Sports (Paddle Boats/ Canoes)
Outdoor Pool and slide
AMC Team Movie

Community Engagement

VNA Meals on Wheels
South Dallas
Served over 50 Families
Health Snack Packs

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Over 1.2 million students drop out of High School in the United States every year; this number means that one student every 26 seconds, or 7,000 students per day, does not complete High School. In addition, U.S. High School dropouts commit 75% of all crimes, and out of that population, roughly 95% will return to their respective communities. Knowing this problem needs solutions, we must work to Create Youth Leaders Of Today!

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Program Curriculum

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