Kids to Kings
Walk The Talk 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?
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