AT-RISK YOUTH & COMMUNITIES
Alain has been working with at-risk youth programs within marginalized communities to empower our future generations with practices and tools to help process their emotions and make better decisions regardless of their context.
In times where the divide between law enforcement and community is greater than ever before, Love Enforcement delivers heart-centered education to children, prison inmate and law enforcement professionals .
Our programs are designed to provide tools and solutions to engender the compassion and understanding we need to collectively move into a better future that serves the individual, community and our planet.
Love Enforcement facilitates moments of connection between those in the educational system and those working in, or affected by, the criminal justice system. We believe that through immersive experiences and a safe space for open dialogue we facilitate the healing of wounds that are deeply entrenched in our society.
In a climate where school shootings, police brutality, racial division and political challenges create fear, mistrust and confusion, we offer solutions to reduce stress, rebuild trust and gain the confidence to establish bridges between the communities that make up our daily experience in society.
Topics covered in our curriculum include:
Life Planning and Goal setting
VITAL INTERVENTION & DIRECTIONAL ALTERNATIVES (VIDA)
VIDA is a structured 16-week program for non-violent, at-risk youth between the ages of 11 and 17. Through collaboration between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, community-based organizations, volunteers, schools and families, the program teaches youth the value of effective decision-making and taking responsibility for their futures.
Alain volunteers with the VIDA program offering these youth mindfulness practices, motivational mentorship and wellness based tools to empower them to make healthy decisions regardless of their context and circumstances.
WATTS BEARS SUMMER SCHOOL
The Watts Bears was started as a program to serve the youth residing in one of the most gang affiliated and recurrently violent communities of South Central Los Angeles. The Watts Bears were created by LAPD officers from the Southeast Division, with these officers coaching student-athletes in football and track & field. The teams were created to give underprivileged youth in Watts a chance to play organized sports but on a larger scale, and to positively change the historically strained relationship between the police and the community of Watts.
Alain is a mentor in the summer school program, guiding these youth through mindfulness and empowerment practices. He is the bridge builder between these communities and law enforcement to create more solidarity, compassion and harmony.