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The Pride in Unity program is based upon creating higher self esteem, mental stability, self sufficiency, and pride in community relations. Urban communities throughout the United States are plagued with fewer opportunities for at risk youth and young adults to advance and expand their creativity.
We give at risk youth and young adults the opportunity to work with us at setting short/long term goals for themselves that are achievable, during our Impact sessions and excursions to get to know each other; their goals, dreams, and aspirations. We also establish trust within them in working with peers from surrounding communities and abroad. Through business, sports, entertainment, and spiritual growth we are able to create higher self esteem and self sufficiency providing services that wouldn't be readily available to them. Our goal is to create as many young entrepreneurs with positive mental mindsets in the course of a year as we possibly can. Our network consists of interventionists, producers and entertainers as well as accountants, financial advisers, spiritual leaders, mentors and other business professionals.
In fulfilling the vision of our visionary Darren Bo Taylor, we seek to build upon past experiences and lessons. Pride in Unity has adopted organizational infrastructures since its internal role in the development of the historic 1992 Cease Fire Agreement in West Los Angeles.
Our focus is to provide wrap-around services by empowering individuals with long-term relationships in the communities they serve. These services address root causes of problems and challenges that people face today.
Damond Collier has been involved with Unity One since 1994 graduating from it’s Impact Sessions as a teenager. Before Darren Bo Taylors untimely passing, Bo introduced Damond to Coach Pete Carrol, Head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and coach Cornell Ward. Bo, Pete, and Cornell inspired Damond to utilize what he learned in the streets to develop something better for people like him. After graduating from P.C.I.T.I’s first graduating class, Damond developed workshops for at-risk youth/young adults through music, arts, and entertainment, helped to establish the Beverly Hills Gators youth football organization, and eventually utilized the Pride In Unity theology to create “Baby Gangsta The Movie.” A movie in which he successfully formed an alliance between crips and bloods to promote unity, create self sufficiency, and establish Pride in Unity theology.
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