The troubled teen transformation project (t3)
coming soon to a community near you...
In the Fall of 2019, The Troubled Movement team will begin the planning stages of The Troubled Teen Transformation Project, which will also be known as T3. We will first begin expansion in our birthplace, Houston, Texas by continuing to mentor and award scholarships to more teens in our communities and surrounding areas. By the end of 2019, we will have an official plan to build The Troubled Teen Transformation Community House in the heart of Houston and expand to the top five cities with the highest rate of teen incarceration, pregnancy, and low graduation rates. Those cities include (ranging from lowest to highest): Cleveland, Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, and Chicago.
In the state of Texas alone, 31 out every 1,000 teen girls (ages 15-19) gave birth, higher than the 20.8 US average*. Our community center will work to prevent teen pregnancy, as well as provide financial and counseling resources to teen mothers. The National Youth Risk Survey of 2015 stated, 19% (12% woman and 7% men) in high school have experienced teen dating violence or abuse*. Our community house has partnered with licensed therapists, abuse advocates, and attorneys to inform our youth of the risks and actions to take to prevent these situations. The most important statistic T3 plans to alleviate is teen suicide, often caused by bullying, single-parent or no-parent households, educational delinquencies, mental illness, and negative influences. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for teens 13-19, accounting for 11% of teen deaths*. As a survivor of sexual abuse and suicide attempts as a teenager, I began not only this project but this organization from experience and testimony. With the help of our donors, we will lower the above statistics and build positive teenagers by breaking down negative barriers.
*Statistics found on www.cdc.gov Center for Disease Control
What is the T3 Project?
The Troubled Teen Transformation Project (T³) will build a positive and dynamic transformation to the millennial generation of today’s society, beginning with Houston, Texas. We will use educational and spiritual programs and activities to decrease negative teen statistics across the world.
What are the objectives of the T3 Project?
1. To provide regular weekly recreational and cultural activities to over 50 youth, encompassing youth from middle school and high school ages and therapy to at-risk teens and youth dealing with mental illness.
2. To increase the proficiency of this generation’s etiquette and social skills while decreasing the drop-out rate of male and female teens by providing educational tutoring, goal-building, giving college scholarships, and implementing college tours.
3. To build the T³ Community House in Houston, Texas that will allow the youth access, hold events, skill building classes, and offer childcare to those in need, and give them a positive, safe haven they can come to, which will expand into the T³ Community Center.
What is the projected budget for the T3 Project?
Project Budget: $500,000 (spread over 5 years)
• 2019 - $150,000
• 2020 - $100,000
• 2021 - $100,000
• 2022 - $100,000
• 2023 - $50,000
Who are the partners, donors, and supporters of the T3 Project?
• Heartwork Trending Consulting & Counseling Services (Heartwork Trending Counseling & Consulting, PLLC.'s Relax, Write & Release) (Stephanie Davis, LPC): Will provide education on mental health in adolescents, therapy group, and one-on-one sessions, and training for parents who are having trouble connecting with their children.
• Air Smoothie, Inc. and Mainstream Establishments, Inc.: Will provide advocacy for our educational and entrepreneurial departments; advocate and raise funds on behalf of this project and provide experienced insight and mentoring to not only our youth, but staff and executives as well.
• Community Churches (Congregation Emanu El): Churches will publicize the initiative in their Sunday bulletins, make announcements, and tell parishioners directly about the project. Clergy will be invited to participate in the planning process. Facilities will also be used to host events, classes, and workshops.
• The Butterfly Project (The Butterfly Project) (Yoshiko Burney, Esq.): This nonprofit will provide resources and supplies for our teen moms and abuse survivors. The Founder of TBP will also educate our staff and students on legal procedures and processes regarding criminal activity and abuse situations.
• Community Residents: The T³ Project team and The Troubled Movement members will activate its network of residents in Houston, Dallas, Louisiana, Maryland, and more in planning and volunteering for the project and evaluating program success.