Kids to Kings

Walk the Talk America has a program called Kids to Kings, led by Devin Perkins.

Kids to Kings is a mental health youth outreach program focusing on the cause and effects of Complex Trauma & CPTSD. Our focus is to be a positive influence and bring newly found information to young men at an early age, preventing them from developing unhealthy and damaging “survival mode” coping skills. Kids to Kings strives to break the cycle and provide the needed support to help kids become kings.

What is Complex Trauma/CPTSD?

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network defines it as “Complex trauma describes both children’s exposure to multiple traumatic events—often of an invasive, interpersonal nature—and the wide-ranging, long-term effects of this exposure. These events are severe and pervasive, such as abuse or profound neglect. They usually occur early in life and can disrupt many aspects of the child’s development and the formation of a sense of self. Since these events often occur with a caregiver, they interfere with the child’s ability to form a secure attachment. Many aspects of a child’s healthy physical and mental development rely on this primary source of safety and stability.”

Kids To Kings aims to give guidance to young men and help them to better understand and process their emotions. Proper guidance trains and conditions your mind to recognize danger or anxiousness and correctly address it instead of panicking. Without guidance, the brain will automatically see every uncomfortable situation as extremely dangerous and develop unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Why is this information important to our communities?

65% of Black children grow up without a father.

Homicide is the leading cause of death for Black men ages 1-19 and 20-44.


Suicide is the third most common cause of death for Black men between the ages of 1-19, and fourth most common for Black men ages 20-44.


Our goal is to be the missing link and provide the proper guidance and understanding to young men who have been left out, misunderstood, and under-served. We provide hands-on workshops, open and interactive conversations, and most importantly, an outlet for them to leverage during hard times.

What we do

Weekly Mentorship Meetings with Counselors

Weekly Behavioral Checkups with Homeroom Teachers & Parents
Weekly Workout Days
Team Building Field Trips