A great article by Pamela Reese Finch about our co-founder, Jerry Ford, Team H.E.R.O., and The Block Center.
“Everything points back to the youth,” Ford said. “I know at 14-years-old, these kids are making choices that can change their entire life. It’s like the Whitney Houston song,” Ford said. “I believe that children are our future because without the children, what hope do we have.”
The Block Center provides teenagers a foundation through intentional programming. “Our block is designed to build good character,” he explained. “Our programs focus on respect, accountability, commitment, honor, action, credibility, trust, ethics and resilience.”
Today more than 100 teenagers learn skills like effective communication, the importance of civic involvement, mentoring and good citizenship, spending time learning how to build a resume, mentoring and taking college tours.