LONG LIVE LIFE YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVE

Long Live Life Nashville is a city-wide youth violence prevention movement in Nashville, Tennessee developed by The Mental Health Initiative, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The Long Live Life Youth Violence Prevention Initiative's goal is to empower youth and encourage healthy, productive lifestyles through social emotional learning, civic engagement, and mental wellness. Our objective is to reduce risk factors and prevent violence as well as victimization of violence among youth.  

OBJECTIVES

The Long Live Life Youth Violence Prevention Initiative aims to develop a network of community resources to assist with:  

  • Empowering youth with leadership abilities and skills that can be effective in healthy decision-making throughout the course of life
  • Increasing protective factors and reduce risk factors to avert violent behavior and/or victimization of violence 
  • Identifying and facilitate goals and passions through meaningful and productive relationships  
  • Cognitively reconstructing distorted perspectives, values, and beliefs Introduce intervention techniques and coping skills, such as mindfulness, yoga, meditation, arts, and other healthy activities  

APPROACHES

By combining marketing, data collection, and an innovative youth program curriculum to determine effective intervention strategies, reduction of youth risk factors can be achieved. Our innovative approach and program curriculum uses multidisciplinary methods such as: 

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Violence Prevention Division’s evidence-based four-level Social-Ecological Model (SEM) 
  • Youth Empowerment Solutions for Positive Youth Development (YES) - an evidence-based youth violence prevention curriculum  
  • A unique programmatic framework which targets specific core areas of an individual along with community activism, outreach, and preventative intervention strategies such as marketing and media campaigns  

Long Live Life YOUTH PROGRAM

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

We train youth to use their voice and advocate for community issues they feel most strongly about through outreach, engagement, and service!

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Our unique program curriculum helps youth develop leadership and community activism skills as well as focus on specific core aspects including self-awareness and healthy decision-making!

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Our innovative multidisciplinary approach provides youth with opportunities to become agents of social change and impact their communities through formed relationships and gained resources! 

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Your IRS tax exempt contribution will enable us to meet our goals to reduce youth violence and develop leaders. Your generous donation will fund our youth programs, research, and outreach!

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Adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL

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Long Live Life Sweatshirt (Blk/Blue)

$30.00

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Youth sizes; Adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL

All contributions are IRS Tax-Deductible

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