This organization has a personal passion to provide extraordinary leadership opportunities for young people who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and only saw themselves as ordinary and broken.
The terms SILENT and LISTEN contain the same letters, yet have a vastly different impact.
Breaking the SILENCE into a transformation of LISTENING to young people, providing support in building a bridge to a deeper, more passionate and persistent foundation for lifelong leadership, while supporting their healing of brokenness, despite the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
From the desk of Founder & Director Crystal Sanford Brown
From the age of 2, I had a serious speech impediment. Once I began first grade, I received out of class support services through a Title I program at my elementary school.
Remaining SILENT, at age 19 I married someone who would repeat the cycle in which he was reared; domestic abuse. My oldest son was born visually impaired due to first-trimester abuse and now has two life-long visual conditions as a result.
Board of Directors
Crystal Sanford Brown
Lance O. Brown
Chairperson of Fund Raising and Philanthropy
Chair of Social Engagement
Ashley J. Hutchings