About Us


“Every block of stone has a statue inside of it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
– Michael Angelo


We nurture the African American and African populations with the narrative of endless possibilities. Creating an environment where love, value, and purpose becomes the culture. S.T.O.N.E.S. has embraced the responsibility of building a home of stories, sharing with our students who and where the details that have been purposely left out. We stir up wonder and will away doubt. Creating beauty, bounty, bliss and bonds that translate as resources and assets.


According to the 2019 Health Needs Assessment the death rate per 100,000 in the black community is 729.9. The African American has 4 years less of life expectancy then their white counterparts. The African American is 45% more likely to die at ANY AGE for ANY REASON than their white counterparts.  Homicide is the 7th leading cause of death in the black community.

  • Single Parent Homes make up 66% of the black community
  • 21.2% struggle with poverty
  • 59.2% are renters
  • only 57% of youth have access to college readiness resources in schools compared to 81% in their counterparts.

Black students are 2x more likely to get suspended and 2.3x more likely to be referred to law enforcement.  This only points out very few of the heartbreaking statistics amongst the African American community.  Support is needed! S.T.O.N.E.S. is here to provide steps for a community that confronts social disparities on numerous accounts. S.T.O.N.E.S. stands with our community first acknowledging the holes and then filling them with empowerment, equipping a community with the necessary tools to build the life that they dream.

S.T.O.N.E.S. goal is to help the individual discover the sculptor within themselves!