Leon Kelly began as volunteer for S.O.S. Crown Heights in 2012 before becoming a staff member. Leon utilizes his street experience, credibility and influence as a way to mediate potential gun violent incidents. Leon became one of the first responders for S.O.S. Crown Heights after demonstrating to his colleagues the ability to respond to shootings no matter the time the shooting took place. In September, Leon became an Outreach Worker who duties are to work more closely with the high risk population in changing mindsets, establishing goals and mentoring. Leon will also serve as our Hospital Responder, which will allow him to utilize and expand on his violent interruption skills inside of a Hospital setting.