To provide support and wraparound services of academic, career and alternative programs to recapture the missing piece(s) that promote productive self-sustaining citizens.
Is to reduce Recidivism, provide Intervention and focus on Prevention of juvenile delinquency and incarceration of at-risk youth, returning citizens and their families.
We believe the family unit is important in the early formative years of a child’s life. The family represents stability, love, value, and self-worth. It is the foundation for a healthy and productive life. Oftentimes, the breakdown of the family is directly related to the absence of the male presence in the home.
According to the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau,4 out of about 12 million single-parent families with children under the age of 18, more than 80% were headed by single mothers.
About 4 out 10 children were born to unwed mothers. 1 Nearly two-thirds were born to mothers under the age of 30. 2 Today 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 — a total of about 17.2 million — are being raised without a father. 3 Of all single-parent families in the U.S., single mothers make up the majority.
11,667,000 | 81.4% | 35.6%
SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES HEADED BY SINGLE MOTHERS WERE POOR
We believe incarceration is a major contributor to absentee fathers. The following 2018 statistics of male incarceration present a very clear picture of the problems single parents, at-risk youth and society encounters day to day.
Further examination of these statistics paint a vivid picture that incarceration is not conducive to African American males, but it is widespread across racial lines as seen below.
The more we delve into the causes of single-parent families and incarceration it was shocking and astonishing to find that the number one cause of incarceration is Drugs 78, 194/46.1% with Weapons, Explosives, and Arson 30,345/17.9% following.
These numbers reveal the shocking and startling reality that absentee fathers and single parents have on the family unit and more importantly at-risk youth. It is statistics such as these and others that drive 1 on 1 Personal Development’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable-our youth. We fervently believe that enlisting affordable provisions for education, housing, employment, medical, mentoring, and counseling we can effectively show a reduction in recidivism and at-risk youth.
1 on 1 Personal Development’ firmly believe that assisting returning citizens as they re-acclimate into society, intervention within the school, home and social environments recidivism and juvenile delinquency will not only be reduced but it will also be a positive move toward family reunification.
Furthermore, it is our belief at 1 on 1 Personal Development that it is possible for every individual to live a life without fear, stress and depression and day to day issues that arise from home, school, workplace etc.
We believe that every individual can live bold, free and victorious simply by retraining thoughts and beliefs. Is what you’re thinking, speaking–positive or negative!
We believe enabling, encouraging and empowering individuals to renew their minds with positivity and retrain negative thought processes, lives and the course of destiny can effectively be changed resulting in wholeness of Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit.
Wholeness of Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit is accomplished?
Through up-close and honest examination of self to discover the root of who, what, when, why, where and how—we do what we do and became who we are.
Through focusing on removing and replacing negative unproductive behavior and habits with positive and productive ones.
Through empowerment—develop positive and effective plan which encompasses realistic and attainable goals.
Through establishing goals that enable and encourage success in tearing down the obstacles and barriers prohibiting pieces from properly fitting into the puzzle—their life!
Celebrating success of locating the missing pieces—now being whole and complete