Restore Civility Programs and Initiatives
P.L.A.Y – The P.L.A.Y Program creates fun activities and outings for police officers and at-risk youth to interact and share experiences that build trust.
Studies show that students who have role models are less likely to drop out of school, abuse drugs, or commit crimes. We realize that many young people from underserved communities distrust the police rather than viewing them as public servants that they can reach out to for support and encouragement when facing hardships. We aim to bridge the gap by working with youth organizations to develop monthly activities for youth and law enforcement officers to interact and build trusting relationships. We encourage officers within our program to get to know the young people in the communities they serve and develop friendships to help them reach their full potential.
Donations help fund activities for police officers to attend with youth from underserved communities.
P.L.A.Y Activities and Outings Include: Dodgeball, Water Balloon Battles, Paintball, Attend College and Professional Sporting Events, Board Game Competitions, Attend Weekend Camps, Obstacle Courses and Races, Fitness Challenges, and more.
Free Hugs Project – Continuing the nonviolent movement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ken Nwadike, Jr. attends riots, protests, and rallies across the country to promote peace and civil discourse in the midst of tension. Ken’s courageous work as a peace activist is helping to heal and narrow the social, political and racial divide that currently exists throughout our country. His energy, spirit, passion and love are changing individual behaviors and group interactions for the better.
Civility on Campus :: Lecture and Curriculum – As a motivational speaker for students, Ken shares his personal story of overcoming homelessness and insecurities by getting involved in extracurricular activities in school. The support he received from coaches, teammates, and friends while playing sports and participating in student government activities, helped pave the way for Ken to start numerous businesses and a charitable organization that helps homeless teens. This program teaches students to be more loving and supportive of one another to accomplish life-changing goals. It also motivates and encourages students to get involved in activities on campus to enhance personal growth and preparation for college.
Civility in the Workplace :: Lecture and Curriculum –Creating safe and inclusive communities begins with how civil we are towards our fellow men and women. As a business keynote speaker, Ken shares stories of de-escalating intense confrontations on the front-lines of riots and protests. He describes ways that peacekeeping principles can be used proactively in the workplace and community to prevent heightened situations from occurring. The keynote inspires business leaders to be more supportive and respectful towards one another. Restoring civility in America improves the way we treat our families, coworkers, and people within our communities. Ken has received numerous awards from law enforcement agencies and community groups for his peacekeeping efforts during uprisings.