Earl Owens – Spent the better part of his life in and out of prison. His longest stay was for 20 years. Growing up in Los Angeles California a proclaimed gangster, his life was filled with violence and hardship. During his last stay in prison he became a mentor and advocate for young men and women. Getting a glimpse of what his experience could lend to today’s youth, Earl changed his thinking and ultimately his life. Upon his release in 2016 he enrolled in college courses a CPCC, studying Human Services. His mission is to start his own program that addresses gang activity, teen pregnancy and criminal behavior in urban communities. Today, Earl works for the Genesis Project 1 as a Peer Support Specialist/ Gang Prevention Consultant.