Stop The Violence is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness and resources to aid in the prevention of and intervention of violence. Stop The Violence supports all efforts working toward the education, prevention, and elimination of Violence and its emotional scars in children.
Stop The Violence efforts have made contributions to Wilson Elementary, Douglass, Millwood, & Star Spencer High School’s, Miss Black Oklahoma USA, Langston University, & the Urban League Back to School Bash just to name a few. Stop The Violence has put together different events for our youth to help in the objective of this organization. We have held Back to School Bashes including free haircuts for our youth. We have also put together some key programs including Stop The Violence Dance Camps which aim to teach leadership and team skills as well as topics on how to prevent violence. The youth in return were taught different types of dance including Modern, Jazz, Hip-hop, Step, Technical, & Gospel Dance. The next 2 programs cater to the youth involved in the Band Program at their local middle and high schools. We host 2 band events each year 1 being the battle of the drumline and the other being the battle of the bands showcase. These events increase showmanship and musicianship among the students. We put on all these events free of charge for the youth. This includes meals and maintaining the children’s proper hydration while practicing and performing at the events.
We realize that this is just one avenue toward a solution to the plight of our youth. We believe long-term plans, cooperating businesses, charitable organizations, community churches, state and local governing bodies working together with one goal in mind, which is our youth. We want to alter their paths of violence and show them the positive. We Care!
To bring awareness and resources to aid in the prevention of and intervention of violence. STV supports all efforts working toward the education, prevention, and elimination of Violence and its emotional scars in children. To promote personal growth and leadership development through dedicated programs such as dance & choir camps, educational awareness, & music programs. STV is an important program working to make a difference in the lives of our children & youth.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kuinten Rucker Chair
Ronnita Rucker Secretary/Executive Director
Dianne Rabourn Treasurer
Carlos Robinson Board Member
Ron Bacy Board Member
Tamara Reeves, Ph.D Board Member