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Our Mission:To prevent and alleviate Teen Violence while inspiring optional career choices and promoting healthy lifestyles and positive behaviors.

Our Vision: The vision of POP on Teen Violence, INC is to provide outreach services, educational seminars, as well as, college and career readiness opportunities. We foster healthy lifestyles and positive behaviors by working with community partners to create a safe, fulfilling, and academically enriching environment.

Our Purpose: Partnership with Methodist Outreach Program, Marketing Dept, Methodist Trauma Team, and Northwest Emergency Associates ER Group to target teens at risk. Trauma Designation Status requires Prevention Outreach Initiative Programs such as these.

Our History

In April 2008, Dr. Mike McGee, Chief of the ER, founded Project Outreach and Prevention (POP) on Violence program after witnessing an increase in teenage violence in the Methodist Emergency Department consisting of blunt trauma, as well, as penetrating (gunshots and stab wounds) trauma. In 2012, he partnered with Dr Reuben Rutland, Chief of Trauma and a fellow member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, to develop a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization to further expand the benefits of this program. POP Foundation was created as an outreach effort to target youths in NWI and the Chicagoland Area.

We want to open a relevant dialogue with the community about the long-term effects of impulsive violence and how we can replace these incidents with more examples of positive interaction.

Our Current Goals

We dream about a new world for the children with no harm. We are aiming to build a strong and a bouncing platform where anyone can work for children worldwide.


Short Term Goals


  • •To satisfy trauma designation criteria by developing an Outreach Anti Violence Prevention Program.

  • •Create endowment for the "Azrie Kinsey Merit Health Scholarship" for graduating High School Seniors interested in careers in Medicine and Nursing.

  • •To raise awareness about the Epidemic of Youth Violence by conducting anti-violence conferences/seminars/events/etc with youth.

  • •Partner with various school systems in NWI and Chicagoland area to introduce the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Campaign. This program empowers students and demonstrates Best Practice for Youth Violence Prevention: www.nationalsave.org.

  • •Partner with IUN School of Medicine, IVY Tech, Methodist Community Outreach Program, and National Medical Association to create HPEP ( Health Professions Enrichment Program): program to provide underserved minority students an opportunity to learn in a new and interactive environment by bringing them into the hospitals as well as IUN, IVY Tech to get them interested in the healthcare field (Physician, Nursing, Paramedics, Lab Techs, Hospital Administration, etc). Provide physician mentors to shadow and academic tutors to assist them in reaching their goals. - 1 Week Intro Summer Program -Yearlong program for serious students


  • Create Annual Career Day: We want to expose students to a variety of professionals and career options


    • Provide educational career day
    • 30 Minutes Speed Question and Answer Session
    • Provide educational career and internship opportunities
    • 30 min speed QA rounds to meet and greet various professionals
    • Work with area businesses, Corps, hospitals, colleges to set up summer internships

    Long Term Goals


    • Partner with Cease Fire Program
    • Research end results of program
    • Create Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Program for Victims of Violent Crimes or Acts
    • Assist Victims of Sexual Assault and the new non-profit free standing SANE center.

    We are very Thankful for all the support we have recieved!

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    Join us July 25, 2015 at 8:00am(CST)

    This is an opportunity to raise awareness about youth violence and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Please pass the word and we hope to see you at the event. Follow the registration button below for more information.

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    Your sponsorship will impact the lives of the future business owners, medical professionals and tech-startup masterminds of the future.

    Becoming a Sponsor....

    This a big opportunity to help the people we love right here in our community. The information listed below is all for the 5K Walk/Run fundraiser. We cordially offer you a few options to support our activities and the people we help. Working toward a safer community is what we do and with your help we can accomplish our goals.

    For all those that would like to contribute at our "Cirlce of Friends" level at $100.00.

    Crystal $500.00
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    Community Supporter $250.00
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    Circle of Friends $100.00
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    5K Walk/Run Marathon

    Place: Miller Beach - Gary, Indiana
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    IF YOU ALSO UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR A COMMUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER TO ENSURE A BETTER FUTURE FOR EVERYONE, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN US IN OUR EFFORTS TO PROVIDE A VALUABLE SOURCE OF INSIGHT AND DIRECTION TO THOSE CHILDREN AND PARENTS WE HELP.

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    Collaborative thinking and action has been proven to increase any organizations ability to be effective in community out reach programs. With that being said our community partnerships will prove valuable to the communities we are going to help.

    • 600 Grant Street, Gary, Indiana
    • (219) 886-4289
    • info@nwipop.org
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