The IMPACT of the HELP “Social Justice Initiative”


Higher Education & Learning Professional Consulting, Inc.’s (HELP) “Social Justice Initiative” (HELP-SJI) was designed to replace our old SCORE (Shaping Careers with Officers and Relating Experiences) program. HELP-SJI allows us to leverage the platforms of athletes from all sports, law enforcement, and the business community to address the need for intentional programming in support of all gendered youth and young adult issues related to community – law enforcement relations, college & career readiness, and criminal justice reform. HELP-SJI has already re-signed partnerships with not only the NFL Alumni but also Anthem and IMPACT Wrestling, and have brought on partners that include but are not limited to JohnCarlos68, Teach a Child to Fish Foundation, The Lane of Hope, The Fast Lane Foundation, The McNeil Foundation, The Hammond Golf Academy, E.L. Tarlton & Associates, Inc., the Dallas Chapter of the National Black Police Association, the Women’s Professional Basketball Association along with a host of other fantastic organizations.

Last year, HELP received the most NFL Foundation Social Justice Matching Grants in the country. Teaming up with 32 former NFL players, local law enforcement and community leaders, we delivered SJI programming to 10 high school varsity football teams across three states (Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana).

2019 HELP “Social Justice Initiative” Key Data Highlights

1. Trust was built: 90% of students and 98% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

2. The ability to have challenging conversations on social justice issues was established: 89% of students and 96% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

3. College & Career Readiness knowledge was increased: 91% of students and 96% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

4. Awareness of local community social justice issues was increased: 89% of students and 90% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

5. The HELP-SJI was a valuable use of participant’s time: 89% of students and 98% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

6. The HELP-SJI can be used as a model for improving law enforcement interactions with youth: 93% of students and 98% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

7. Youth and law enforcement would recommend HELP-SJI to others: 91% of students and 98% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

8. Youth and law enforcement participants plan to take ideas, concepts or strategies learned from HELP-SJI and put them into practice: 91% of students and 98% law enforcement “Strongly Agree” or “Agree”

9. Youth participant’s interest in a career in law enforcement increased: Scores increased from 29% “Strongly Agree” or “Agree” before HELP-SJI workshop to 82% after

10. Youth participant’s interest in having a law enforcement mentor increased: Scores increased from 36% “Strongly Agree” or “Agree” before HELP-SJI to 82% after


If you are looking for a dynamic program to support or become a part of that is making a true impact on youth and young adults, law enforcement, and communities, look no further. Become a HELP “Social Justice Initiative” sponsor or partner today!