GEORGIA RECOGNIZES KIT CUMMINGS AS AN EXPERT IN YOUTH GANGS AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION| Representative Carl Gilliard is leading the state of Georgia to take a hard look at how they are addressing youth gang violence. Kit Cummings is one of the panel of experts who will help shed light on effective ways to take on this growing community threat. Kit will serve on the HR 585S Georgia House Study Committee on Youth Gangs and Violence. Click this ticker to read more at POPP Culture.
NAACP Awards Kit Cummings MLK "Living the Dream" Award
"I want to sincerely and humbly thank the NAACP for graciously honoring my work with the MLK “Living the Dream” award. I couldn’t be more grateful, as Dr. King changed my life and is one of my true heroes. To accept this on his behalf on HIS day means more to me than you can imagine. I am living the dream, sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure it is real. God is so good, and he obviously loves Knuckleheads. Huge thanks to NAACP past president and Matriarch Deane Bonner, and current president Jeriene Grimes for partnering with the Power of Peace Project and helping to advance this very important work. Much love and mad respect!" - Kit Cummings
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“I first came to know Kit through his involvement in Douglas County Schools where I served as Superintendent. I was impressed with his dynamic motivational speaking and his ability to reach and inspire young people. Since my retirement in 2017, I have had the privilege of introducing POPP to numerous high school principals and superintendents in the metro Atlanta area, which has opened the door for hundreds more students to be reached and changed!”
“POPP is instrumental in making a difference in today’s youth. Our youth are challenged with constant pressure towards gangs, drugs, hate, and violence. POPP gives hope in countering those pressures while helping our youth navigate a positive path.”
“The Power of Peace Project has been a phenomenal blessing to me and the prison population at Earnest C Brooks Correctional Facility, as evidenced by half of our population of 1200+ prisoners asking, seeking, and desiring to be a part of the POPP movement. We have seen approximately 2000 inmates complete this powerful project, and violence decreased considerably. Kit keeps real, because Hope is the new Dope.”
“I have seen firsthand how POPP can help build up young people and adults alike. The powerful tools learned in POPP have the potential to bring about long-term positive change for individuals and communities.“
“POPP is making a difference in young people’s lives in a huge way! Kit Cummings has a passion for this generation and is making a mark by helping students become WHO they really desire to be, and giving them the HOW! Teams, campuses, and futures are being changed because of the passion of POPP. I am honored to be a part of this movement!”
“Kit has a unique ability to connect with young people and communities that may have been left behind, discounted or forgotten. POPP inspires individuals, groups, and organizations to be the influence and the positive change this world needs. POPP is transforming communities through one young person, one school, and one community at a time. This program is the real deal!”
“The Power of Peace Project unleashes the leader within by teaching young men and women that they can be agents of change and impact the world around them in a positive way! Everyone has the power to protect their dreams and keep the hope for a better future. I have witnessed the fruit first hand and I am proud to be a sponsor and supporter of POPP!”
“Kit Cummings’s Protect the Dream program helps to empower our youth to face challenges head on. POPP is an innovative and inspirational program that turns students into positive role models, and we are proud to support this remarkable program!”
“The first Power of Peace Principle states “I become what I see,” and oh what a sight this program is. Kit Cummings and his team help light a path to success for the brilliant young minds of this community. This program illustrates the true meaning of guidance in the most powerful and uplifting way. I am so thankful to be a part of this movement.”
“The Power of Peace Project is an amazing program. I have witnessed the affect it has had on our youth of today. Letting them know how important their position in life is, giving them hope that no matter where they are in life, they can become a leader and make a difference in society. In other words, POPP meets them where they are, and that’s very important to young people. I am very glad and excited to play a small part in this fantastic program!”
“The Power of Peace Project is needed in every high school! Kit does an amazing job relating to today’s youth in a relevant and charismatic way. POPP is not a club or a program, it is a movement. Don’t miss out!”
“The POPP program is one of the most inspirational programs that the City of Acworth Police Department and City have been involved in. The program has allowed kids from North Cobb to realize they have a place in our community, and by utilizing their talents and getting involved as leaders they make our community a better place for everyone who lives here.”
“I am so excited to be part of this powerful partnership between Power of Peace and North Cobb High School. The peaceful resolution skills our young people are learning from Power of Peace will empower them to be successful in every part of their life. Thank you Kit!”
“I am so thankful for Kit Cummings and the Power of Peace Project and what the movement is doing to help high school students. Four years ago, our family suffered tragic loss with our teen age daughter and our beautiful niece. Since that tragedy, my eyes have been opened to seeing things in the world differently. Kit Cummings has been a great mentor to me and my family and has come along side of us in our journey to help us navigate the unknown.”
“POPP made a HUGE impact on our football team this season. Kit was able to connect and engage my developing leaders in a way that made them think about important issues and ideas that are much bigger than themselves. Milton football will always be grateful for your dedication and devotion to our team and helping our young men to become better teammates!”
“I really like the leadership focus that the POPP program has brought to our athletic teams at North Cobb High School. Under the guidance of Mr. Cummings, our Warriors have been educated on the characteristics that positive leaders can display each day in our school and community.”
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"While the world is talking about walls and tunnels, the Power of Peace Project is presently building bridges of hope and peace between the youth on both sides of the border. The kids in Tijuana now have a voice and they are shouting for PEACE." - Kit Cummings LISTEN...
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