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Get to Know Us.

Whether it’s your first time hearing about 1 on 1 Personal Development or you’ve encountered us before, get to know us, our history and our goals for the future here.

  1. Our Story

    1 on 1 Personal Development was established in 2011 and incorporated as a 501c3, not for profit organization in 2017. We are currently governed by a twelve (12) member Board of Directors.


    Since it’s inception we have been diligent in reaching out to both male and female clients between the ages of 10 – 110. Statistics have shown it is during the early formative years that our youth are at risk of teenage pregnancy, Alcohol and SUD’s, STD’s and abuse (mental, physical and Spiritual). In addition, statistics have shown that students in certain demographics are identified with a relative accuracy of who will enter into the penal system whether as a juvenile offender or adult by grade three.


    Our programs are designed to reduce recidivism among returning citizens and juvenile delinquency through intervention and alternative programs that instill love, value and build self-esteem. The overall goal is to strengthen single-parent families and family reunification where permissible. We acknowledge that this is an enormous task. However, we have made a conscious decision to be intentional and purposeful by stepping outside the box of one size fit all, cookie cutter solutions. We have determined to incorporate various formats and expand our reach by utilizing referral services, networking and seeking partnerships within local businesses, churches, schools, and organizations. We offer holistic, health, and personal development workshops, seminars, and programs that address abuse (physical, mental, spiritual and sexual), SUDS (substance use disorders) and AOD (alcohol and other drugs) to cultivate productive and self-sustaining citizens.

Our Mission

To provide support and wraparound services of academic, career and alternative programs to recapture the missing piece(s) that promote productive self-sustaining citizens.

Our Vision

Is to reduce Recidivism, provide Intervention and focus on Prevention of juvenile delinquency and incarceration of at-risk youth, returning citizens and their families.

What We Believe.

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%




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.


Age: # %
<18 11 0.00%
18-21 1,999 1.10%
22-25 9,204 5.10%
26-30 23,306 12.90%


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.


Race: # %
Asian 2,712 1.50%
Black 690,230 38.10%
Native American 4,073 2.20%
White 5,497 58.20%


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.

What We Believe.

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