Gideons Army Grassroots Army for Children

Nashville, TN   |  http://gideonsarmyunited.org

Mission

The Mission of Gideon’s Army is to act collectively, boldly and strategically as a unified force for all children. Placing children first at all times, we eliminate the root causes of the prison pipeline, save our children from death and incarceration and guide them on a secure path to success. We will not stop until the pipeline is dismantled. We will not quit on our children.

Ruling year info

2017

Principal Officer

Rasheedat Fetuga

Main address

P.O. Box 280867

Nashville, TN 37228 USA

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EIN

82-1741628

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Dispute Resolution/Mediation Services (I51)

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Our programs

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The Zone

An in-school Restorative alternative to suspension and expulsion

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth
People of African descent

An after-school Restorative art and rites of passage program

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adolescents
People of African descent

An alternative to traditional justice processes such as community conferencing, peace circles and healing circles

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
People of African descent
Adolescents

Workshops to build student skills and improve student mental health, social skills, academic achievement, positive social behaviors, empathy, team work, and conflict management

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
People of African descent
Adolescents

Interactive activities where 15 students will learn positive and self-affirming techniques they can use to better cope with grief

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth
People of African descent

We will identify youth who are actively engaged in or at high risk for involvement in high-risk street activity. We will intervene in their lives through case management/mentoring and risk reduction planning to aid in solving current problems and preventing future ones, help facilitate positive behavior change, and introduce positive alternatives to violence.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth
People of African descent

This multi-service neighborhood program, is a direct service to our clients, and promotes a public health approach to violence. We promote a public health approach to violence by integrating best practice models based on the 3 stages of violence prevention and intervention, as well as trauma-informed care, adolescent neuroscience, and strategies for building collective efficacy (community-building and transformation)

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth
People of African descent

Where we work

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Gideons Army Grassroots Army for Children

Board of directors
as of 12/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elois Freeman