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Rebuilding and Restoring Life

JPOP helps kids feel safe and in some cases keeps them alive

Director of JPOP, Wynona Harper, is strong gun violence prevention advocate. She routinely encourages her participants to “not carry malice in their hearts for anyone”. Wynona models and reinforces that “there is another life to live”. She speaks about “black on black violence” and encourages parents in her community to step up and do a better job raising their children. She lifts up all people and always seems to find a way to provide what they need to help redirect their lives and help them steer clear of street violence.

Through JPOP, Wynona helps at risk people furnish their homes with new furniture and beds. She works with a local furniture retailer who donates the furnishings. She then coordinates her team to deliver the furnishings.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ground Zero (a special JPOP outreach service) arrives with a colorful tent and feeds PB&J sandwiches to children in need and encourages them to enroll into the JPOP Club. They receive a membership card, a necklace, a sticker, and a drinking cup. Membership helps track JPOP’s progress and the children she serves.

“She is available to all the children she serves 24/7, 365.”

Wynona, and her small but mighty team, serve to coach, uplift, and direct neighborhood youth to the resources they desperately need for survival. JPOP also provides hygiene products, socks, and sleeping bags to the many homeless and under resourced kids they serve.

“Wynona serves our community much like an Interruptor – mentoring at risk youth, helping parents by providing a safety net, and routinely restoring hope throughout her community.”

Wynona and her team do all this in memory of Jamar and to honor his life. She believes that reaching at risk youth early and positively influencing the lives of the people in her community directly helps to avoid despair, drugs, and gun violence and improves the communities quality of life.

Diane Matway
PA Liaison Students Demand Action
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
@studentsdemand
@momsdemand
@everytown

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