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Peace is a lifestyle

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Mission

 

We protect our community through outreach, intervention, and engagement.

LIFE Camp provides youth and families that have been impacted by violence the valuable tools they need to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system. We provide programs and other holistic approaches to reinforce self-esteem and respect for life among one another and also connect and mobilize youth to prevent and heal from violence in New York City’s most underserved communities.

Check Out our Mobile Trauma Unit!

Life Camp Inc. & Erica Ford was featured in The Root to discuss how we're #ALLIN4PEACE and the different traumas that our communities face, along with the lack of resources black and brown communities are offered.

Article from The Root found here.

 WE ARE CO-CREATORS OF THE NYC CRISIS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

In The Last Three Years, The NYC Crisis Management System Has Contributed To A 15 Percent Decline In Shootings In The 17 Highest Violence Precincts In New York City.

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Goal

Using our Violence Intervention & Prevention (“VIP”) system, LIFE Camp adds a holistic extension to the Cure Violence model with customized wraparound services.

These highly curated offerings address the unique and varied development needs of high-risk teens and young adults, to prevent them from becoming perpetrators or victims of violence.

Through our strategic partnerships, these wraparound services are also provided to credible messengers and critical stakeholders in every aspect of that young person’s life, from parents, to teachers, law enforcement, health services, clergy, peers, VIP staff, etc.

OUR TEAM

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Violence Intervention & Prevention Specialists

Our Violence Interruption & Prevention Specialists (VIPS) canvass the community, mediating conflicts and de-escalating gun violence. They mentor their youth participants, preventing them from entering the school-to-prison pipeline. In addition, our VIPS distribute educational and informative materials to community members and partners.

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Therapeutic Wellness Services

We provide Therapeutic Wellness Services that Promote Self-Care and Healing from the Mental & Emotional Impact of Trauma related to the Disease of Violence, Poverty, Racism and other forms of Oppression.

We partner with the Urban Yogis to provide our youth leaders with alternatives to violence while training to become Yoga instructors.

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Spectrum Learning Lab

Thanks to a generous donation by spectrum, LIFE Camp now has a Learning Lab. This Learning Lab allows our youth participants and community members internet access, printing services, computer literacy, and a variety of workshops ranging from video game development, Photoshop, and workforce development. The LIFE Camp Learning Lab is open to the community from 2-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

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