Lifelong Achievement Responsibility Growth Education
Changing lives by inspiring hope, molding character, teaching responsibility, and providing opportunity
American Graduate Day - 50 LARGE
• An effort to prevent gang involvement by redirecting energies of young men within the targeted population.
• Protect and maintain Tallahassee's quality of life by providing guidance to young men to live productive, constructive and fulfilling lives.
• Pool resources readily available in the community to empower 50 LARGE clients and their families in their quest for brighter futures.
• Provide community role models who can mentor and assist in the development of appropriate life goals.
A steering committee with representation from Tallahassee's business community, social services, youth development agencies, neighborhood associations, workforce development, law enforcement, court system, and the school system meets monthly to provide direction and identify resources.
Constant contact with program participants to mentor and engineer success.
• Character development
• Academic support & tutoring
• Referrals for social services
º Assistance and facilitation to access prescribed services
• Life skills and professional development
• Employment opportunities
• Community service
• Gender: Male
• Age: 11 - 19 years
º High: Godby, Rickards, and The Success Academy at Ghazvini Learning Center
º Middle: Cobb, Fairview, Griffin, & Nims
º Elementary: Bond
º Special/Alternative: Second Chance
* Referrals are accepted from any schools located within Leon County.
º School: multiple referrals, suspensions and truancy
º Social: associates with gang members, gang dress style, hand signs and tattoos
"Large offers a safe place for our young men to accomplish what they put their minds to and to dream big. It provides them with the support and male bonding that many have lost. The mentors are available whenever they are needed and the young men give back to our community because of their modeling."
Amber Proctor, MSW
"Effectively addressing our community's problems with gangs requires a holistic approach, with an understanding that this is a "community issue", not a law enforcement issue. We simply cannot arrest our way out of a problem. 50 Large has been a successful partner within our community to champion for the success of each client. Their intervention effort has changed lives by fostering educational growth, life coaching, and opening up a view of the world that most participants would not have had from the confines of their neighborhoods."
Sgt. Steve Outlaw, TPD Gang Response Unit
"50 LARGE has brought a needed resource in our community in the areas of prevention, intervention and collaboration. The program has changed lives through education and mentoring. A host of dedicated individuals from many public and private organizations work daily towards redirecting young men to success. What started as a focus on Gang Free Schools and Communities has grown into so much more, continuously adjusting to meet Leon County's unique needs."
John C. Hunkiar, Chief
"Words cannot convey the positive impact that 50 LARGE has had on the lives of the young men who have participated in this program. Their future contributions to society are yet to be measured. With the emphasis on building good character and academic habits, their chances to succeed in life have been greatly enhanced as a result of the skills acquired through 50 LARGE."
Dennis M. Jones
Headquarters723 West Orange Ave, (Portable- Nims MS)
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Main Line 850-717-2200
Fax 850-717- 2205
For More InformationMr. Larry Thompson
Special Projects Coordinator
Leon County Schools
(850) 487-7173 (office)
(850) 264-4155 (mobile)
Operations Manager /
Lead Case Manager
(850) 717-2201 (office)
(850) 241-2363 (mobile)
50 LARGE Resources
50 LARGE Rebuilds
Young Men (TDO.com)
50 LARGE Youtube Video
50 LARGE Brochure
50 LARGE Deportment Standards
50 LARGE Referral Form
WCTV Link about 50 LARGE
50 LARGE PowerPoint Presentation
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