FARRELL – The STOMP program is scheduled to host its “Stop the Violence Prayer and Praise Gathering for Peace” kickoff event next month.

CAE, Inc., is an alternative learning and training organization headquartered in Farrell, and is dedicated to the education, well-being, and empowerment of underserved communities.

CAE, Inc. is excited to introduce the Students Taking Ownership Mentoring Project, or STOMP, which is a countywide prevention program, developed by Pastor B.J. Pleasant, co-founder and CEO. of Community Arts Experience, Inc. This mentoring project initiative has been designed to combat all forms of violence and positively impact youth in fifth through 12th grade, their families, and at length, the Mercer County community.

Research shows that violence in all forms is commonly due to a lack of morals and values in America stemming from adverse childhood experiences during a child’s formative years, otherwise known as ACEs. The STOMP initiative is developed to prevent violence before it begins. This initiative employs a model to affect factors contributing to violent behavior patterns by deploying character and leadership development programs and arts-infused activities.

The community is invited to attend the family-friendly STOMP, kickoff event, “Stop the Violence Prayer and Praise Gathering” beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at One Kingdom Ministries, 927 Lee Ave., Farrell.

The STOMP initiative has the support of several community partners and the involvement of committed millennial Champion Leaders to ensure the success of CAE’s programming.

FOR MORE information about CAE, and the services they offer, visit www.caeww.com.