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Welcome, 

Thank you for stopping by visiting The Confess Project

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Board Chairmen Mark Gardener and myself of L&J Empowerment Inc. We welcome you all to become a part of our family here at The Confess Project. In May 2016, we answered the call. Arkansas Ranks 47th in the nation for individuals determined to have high prevalence of Mental Illness, and ranks 44th for poor access to services. This has not been an easy task and in fact this has been a rollercoaster for us all; the moments of success, has been sporadic but kept us all motivated to keep pushing along the journey. The disappointment has allowed us to remain optimistic while staying motivated to show up for our allies when needed. We are glad to call Little Rock home, our deep southern roots has allowed us to be authentic and faith driven. We are also honored to know that we are the FIRST in the nation that truly addresses the Mental Health Challenges for Boys and Men of Color through a grassroots movement. Change is never easy, and taking some of the most world’s critical problems under one mission is just not enough to drive change. The L&J Empowerment Inc. Management Team has contributed blood, sweat and tears to making a solid difference even when things didn’t add up. We even took on the responsibilities of educate professionals, educators and frontline support staff when working to improve the life outcomes for Boys and Men of Color through a culturally specific lens. We are grateful for those that will continue leading with us in the years to come, The  late Dr. Martin Luther King stated “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, Only Light can do that” We must continue to live in the light and through uneven circumstances let our light be the veal that exhibits our inner peace and passion. I have ultimate confidence when speaking power to Building a Culture of Mental Health and that long term change will be effective. The Confess Project will remain committed to promoting positive mental health while transforming institutions, communities, and systems that will be applicable for men and their loved ones.