thanks for the love
We were honored to receive the Brandon T. Moore Excellence in Leadership Award from the Durham-based Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy. This award recognizes outstanding leaders in the Durham Community who have and are giving back to the youth. Thank you Rev. Larry E. Thomas, founder & CEO of the Thomas Mentoring Leadership Academy for this honor and recognition of the work You & Five-O is doing in the community with our youth. (2017)
"...this is so needed today for our children and adults. As an adult I learned things about my rights".
S. Davis, Durham Community resident (2015)
"..presentation was powerful and well received by the youth. The role-plays and examples of real life situations made it easy for the young audience to relate."
J. Johnson, Past Director, Durham Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club (2016)
"The You & Five-O program is a necessary educational component that candidly creates a logical roadmap for people to safely interact with law enforcement. The Durham Police Department is a community-oriented policing agency that strives to build mutual trust, respect and cooperation with our residents. Our department found great value in our partnership with You & Five-O, and we support the principles and objectives of the program. "
Cerelyn "C.J." Davis, Durham City Police Chief (2017)
"...It was truly powerful. There were multiple "themes" that our students took away- advocate for themselves, know their rights, be in control of themselves, to manage their emotions and in doing so, maintain their power. You were able to deliver these messages in an especially effective way because both your life experiences & because you obviously cared.." Sandra Lynch-Neagle, Civics Teacher at Phoenix Academy High, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2017)
"You and your organization are creating a movement so that the young and old can know how to conduct themselves & know their rights in the presence of police officers. Although I'm a law abiding citizen, I have done the very thing you spoke about."
Sheila Coleman, Durham Citizen (Jan, 2019)
"As an advocate for ex-offender reentry programs, You & Five-O has offered great insight for our offenders preparing to reenter society. This is a program that we have piloted with male and female incarcerated inmates. The feedback was overwhelming. Participants felt empowered learning their rights when interacting with law enforcement as well as how situations should be approached."
Dr. Anthony O. Vann, Deputy Director N.C. Department of Public Safety Corrections Enterprise (Dec. 2018)
"Communication and education are essential between community and police, especially during these times. You & Five-O allows us to have these tough conversations and demonstrates what our responsibilities are to one another. "
Chief W. Horton, Town of Carrboro Police Chief (2017)
"Thanks so much for coming to speak to our BRIDGES Young Adult Group. We all learned so much. Grateful to have You & Five-O to help both us and the Durham community. "
K. Brady, UNC-TEACCH Autism Program (2016)
"...you were able to give compelling and realistic training. The scenarios you provided with the background video/computer enhancements were very engaging and got the students involved. You have a hands on personality that facilitates very frank discussions—this is where the learning takes place. "
Marion A. Johnson, Jr., VP Operations-Director Leaders of Tomorrow Raleigh-Durham Chapter- National Black MBA Association (2016)
"This program provides an open and non-threatening atmosphere for effective dialogue to occur between law enforcement and citizens in having questions and concerns addressed with respect to traffic stops. The organization embodies the culture of service and service for humanity promoting collective collaboration and communication." Mr. Marshal E. Griffin, Deacon Chairman with Agape International Church, Knightdale, NC (Dec.2018)