Positive Influence Team


Area of Anti-Violence:
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Mission Statement/Vision:

Founded in 2011, Positive Influence Team (PIT) is dedicated to reducing youth and young adult violence and bullying, and being a performance-based and results-driven organization. We were an integral part of the success of the internationally acclaimed Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV), which included a 38 percent reduction in the number of Group/Gang Member Involved (GMI) homicides according to the University of Cincinnati Policing Institute (UCPI).

Our proven Process of Transformation was created by our Co-Founder and Executive Director, Stan V. Ross. This process includes establishing trust-building steps with our youth clients while fostering transformational relationships. We focus on our clients’ strengths, and help them find their inner power to succeed and move forward.

Because of our close relationships, we have even been asked to advocate for the students. We stand beside them providing guidance to help them to express their views, and make their own decisions and contributions in the areas of education, housing, and the legal system.

The PIT Team engages and connects with youth and young adults to shift their attitudes and behaviors towards achieving a positive and fulfilling lifestyle. We believe in reversing negative peer pressure through positive exposure to people, places, ideas and ways of thinking. Through education, mentoring, and coaching we create a foundation for sustainable change. With a team of talented presenters we also provide motivational speaking to plant seeds for positive change.

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