Krumpin 4 Success, Inc. was formed in the late December 2009, with my daughter being an “at-risk” because of the negative things (Domestic violence, divorce, parent being in prison, etc.) she had experienced and witnessed in our household, she was angry and was expressing this anger in all negative ways. My daughter and I watched a movie entitled RIZE. Krump was the name of the dance style that the youth were doing. It is a free expression of anger through dance rather than acts of violence. She and I were intrigued by this dance form. This is where Krumpin 4 Success, Inc was birthed. Krumpin 4 Success started as an organization that provided dance activities but since that date we have developed four additional program areas.
K4S is under the leadership of Shanna Carter. This program is designed to give youth an opportunity for creative expression, business skills, social skills and a positive outlet. Our demographic groups include troubled youth, juveniles under supervision with DJJ, and youth within the designated zip codes of K4S will continue to provide resources on a weekly basis for adults, supportive services, job skills training, youth mentoring, after-school programming, and guidance. Daily operation will result in greater understanding of personal, social, and economic skills relative to effective growth of families in the targeted communities.
K4S focuses on the issues that plague the targeted demographic groups in and across our communities. K4S provides alternatives designed to empower and assist youth ages 10-23 for self-sufficiency, well balanced individuals who can contribute, in positive ways, back to our communities. Our slogan says: “Feeding Minds and Making Pathways for Holistic Lifestyles.”
Through these goals Krumpin 4 Success, Inc. has provided various opportunities for youth.