We provide educational resources, shelter, and job training to help organize you to be an independent, productive - citizen of society.
Our Mission Statement – Harding's Heart Foundation is a 501(c)3 Men (ages 17-27) development center whose mission is to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and find alternative educational programs instead of jail or prison for our communities. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data-driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.
Our Vision Statement - We serve those who society rejects! We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our vision is to create another reality for our members. They will become productive, self-sustaining, positive contributing members of society.
Why Men? What happened to the Girls? – After 3 years of data collection and evaluation, we realized that while girls and women needed educational support, there was nothing in place for this population of our communities. There is a cycle, Frederick Douglass once said that “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” And it's true. You cannot give a child back their childhood. We realized this was an area of much need, because it was the highest population of incarceration in our communities, the majority of the crimes were committed out of necessity.
We partnered with Changing The Narratives to continue our mission and provide shelter, gastric services, education, and training so the members of our community can become self-sufficient citizens of their communities through STEAM; (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to help create the next generational workforce.
We created BRAiNS Academy for our girls and boys. B.R.Ai.N.S. (Biology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Nano Science and Social Science) Academy to revolutionize the perception of education by transforming its curriculums, pedagogy, and overall social perception of learning centers and structures to make them accessible and mobile to everyone.
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