The Make It Happen program has been busy over the month of October!
Kenton Kirby, Director of Trauma Support Services for the Make It Happen program, presented at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference in San Diego, California on October 17th. The title of the session was “Partnerships to Build Trust with Male Victims of Color.” Mr. Kirby presented about the therapeutic work for young men taking place in the Make It Happen program. Mr. Kirby presented with Youth Alive out of Oakland, California and Project Rise out of Santa Cruz, California.
Shawn Deverteuil, Men’s Empowerment Coordinator, tabled at two community resource fairs in October. On October 28th, Mr. Deverteuil was at the H.E.L.P Roads community resource fair sharing with the community what the Make It Happen program offers. Mr. Deverteuil then participated in another community resource fair at Beulah Church of the Nazarene on October 30th.
To end the month, Make It Happen staff handed out candy to children in the Crown Heights Community encouraging everyone to be safe and enjoy Halloween. Make It Happen staff handed out 60 bags of candy to children and families in the neighborhood. October was a great month and we are so excited for what’s in store for November.
If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of the Make It Happen program, please reach out to Kenton Kirby, Director of Trauma Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.