The Value of A Life is a 911 call to those who believe in GOD to unite a greatly divided country in order to save lives and restore families. The following are unconscionable: on average 22 Veterans kill themselves daily, senseless violence at the hands of young black males against one another continues to rise, mass shootings of the most vulnerable are being committed by white males, unarmed black men are killed by police, and police are being killed ambush-style by young black men. The Value of A Life, through the Value of A Life Conference, the US Solutions Tour, and Value of A Life Tour (VOLT), will bring Americans from all walks of life together and ask the thought-provoking question: How Much Is A Life Worth?
The Value of a Life Conference is an annual ten-day historical event and the only platform that invites all sides to the table with hard and uncomfortable questions about broken hearts when a loved one is killed. The inaugural 2020 Conference will focus on awareness, appreciation, and the collaboration of strategic partners required to fulfill the mission. The inaugural conference will host a diverse demographic of leaders such as the faith-based community, Veteran organizations, educators, elected officials, law enforcement officials, community organizers, police officers organizations, and sworn peace officers in order to:
1. Introduce practical solutions to immediately reduce and ultimately eradicate Veteran suicides -
Establish a national coalition of clergy called "How Much Is A Life Worth?"
Establish a national Platoon for V.E.T.S. (Veterans Essentials Transitional System), consisting of Certified Life Savers (CLS's), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC's), community organizers, and those Americans that believe each Veteran's life has value.
Establish a national coalition of policymakers called "Who Really Cares?" Members of the Coalition will consist of current, future, and past elected officials, Veteran organizations, and Veterans.
2. Address the root causes of why young black males are lost such as:
Father Abandonment and lack of support
3. Rebuild trust between law enforcement and the community -
Share Best Practices between law enforcement agencies
Listen to community organizers, concerned parents, and young people
Introduce a national community policing program called "We Are Going Home"
4. Address other topics that cause preventable loss of life such as:
VOLT is a 4-year Tour covering 48 States and 309 cities, visiting middle schools, high schools, barber shops, hair salons, and mom and pop restaurants that will launch in 2020. At each stop, VOLT will spread a message of courage, unity, character, integrity, love for thy neighbor, and ask the thought-provoking question: How Much Is A Life Worth?
The mission is to establish that each life has value by mending broken hearts and promoting the thought-provoking question, How Much Is A Life Worth? As an individual, organization, foundation, or company you can support the mission by assisting with the placing of thought-provoking signs and stickers throughout communities in America. Our goal is to place stickers on mirrors and doors of schools, bumpers, windows of cars, windows of businesses, and in yards of Patriots.
One could talk about the various reasons for division in society and broken families, but it is more productive to focus on commonalities and solutions. It is understood that some will remain on the sidelines of selfishness while others will hold to their traditions, but when enough men and women unite to answer the call, the mission will be accomplished.
What will YOU do for your country?
2020 "How Much Is A Life Worth?" Challenge
The purpose of the “How Much Is A Life Worth?” Challenge is to provoke thought. The Challenge targets ages 12 thru 24, providing scholarships and business start-up opportunities for annual winners.
The 2020 Challenge Awards total $150,000.00. Awards are split between the challenge winner(s) and for the individual or team that submits the first correct answer to each question. Challenge questions are formulated based on issues that plague our communities currently and in the future. The challenge allows one to participate as an individual or on an up-to-five-member team.