HOMICIDE IS THE FOURTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG YOUTHS 10 TO 29, WITH AN ESTIMATED 200,000 CASES REPORTED EACH YEAR. For each young person killed, many more sustain serious injuries. Countless others develop mental health issues and engage in risky behaviors, like smoking and drinking, as a result.
– World Health Organization (WHO)
Preventing youth violence: an overview of the evidence
© World Health Organization 2015
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BE A CHAMPION FOUNDATION
PROVIDING PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS to PREVENT VIOLENCE
IN THE WORDS OF THE FOUNDERS;
ROBERT AND PAM CHAMPION:
Our Loss and pain is no secret. We have faced an unimaginable darkness that no parents are ever prepared for. It was in this darkness that Robert's light continued to shine and empowered the work of the Be A Champion Foundation. Through the work of the foundation we honor our son who was a remarkable young man, and we seek to carry out our commitment to prevent such heinous acts of violence from destroying any other families.
"When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength." — Dalai Lama
The foundation accomplishes its mission through the development of six strategic pathways:
Training (including financial and computer literacy)
Marketing, arts, & Social media Campaigns
HOW LONG SHALL WE REMAIN SILENT?
20 - 25%
COMPLETED OR ATTEMPTED RAPE VICTIMIZATION AMONG WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS MAY BE BETWEEN 20% AND 25% OVER THE COURSE OF A COLLEGE CAREER.
A MESSAGE FROM ROBERT'S MOTHER
Hear directly the words of Mrs. Pamela Champion, Robert's mother. Her powerful personal testimony will always serve as a reminder to us of the importance of staying strong in the face of adversity. May this type of senseless tragedy never occur again.