Operation Save Our Sons' primary goal is to educate. In educating our future leaders, we intend to increase promotion and graduation rates in the Duval County Public School as well as neighboring districts.
Through education, the following goals will be met:
Decrease crime: Initially, we believe by increasing the focus on academics, it will reduce the incarceration of youths by at least 40%.
Build and improve Parent-Son Relations: In building, and in some cases, developing Parent-Son relations we will strengthen families and create a stronger family unit.
Promote Post-Secondary preparedness and job training: We intend to adequately prepare young men with life skills that will increase the number of graduating seniors, encourage post-secondary education, and promote both job training and armed forces entrance. These concepts will in turn reduce arrest and incarceration (both of which have a dramatic effect on taxpayers), as well as relieve additional economic burdens imposed on our communities in regards to the criminal justice system.
Provide Financial Literacy: By providing financial literacy and training, we intend to develop a sense of pride and self-sufficiency, that will lead to our target group living a more productive and fulfilling life, reducing the chances of becoming prey to the criminal justice system.
Equip with Character Development: Through a well-structured leadership team, provide a program called the DIFFERENCE-MAKERS, equipping the young men with the skill set to manage life and make healthy decisions.
Teach Conflict Management: With so many potential life-altering situations facing the young men, we will prepare them, through training and mentoring groups, to successfully navigate these “moments”.
Bridging the Gap
Preparing Our Sons for Successful Futures
The youth of the Difference Makers Program (DMP) shall be males ages 13-18, who reside or attend school in the 32208 and 32209 zip codes, can be considered at-risk, and lives in a high referral neighborhood.
In an effort to bridge the gap between African-American youth and law enforcement, Operation Save Our sons created this pilot program to increase safety and positivity by crime decreasing within urban communities, police shootings related to AA males will decline, increase interest among AA youth as it relates to JSO as a career opportunity and the expansion of this pilot program.
Mission: To create a national movement where At-Risk TEENAGE MALES are equipped to live SUCCESSFULLY and PRODUCTIVELY for the sake of their future and our country. The Movement will empower young men, ages 11-18 to maximize their potential for positive civic impact through contributions to their families and community; thus, equipping them to one day be effective leaders and fathers.