Quick Program Statistics:
Currently, there are close to 100 apprentices registered at Life Pieces Central at Charles R. Drew Middle School:
- Warriors' Treehouse, ages 3-6
- Kings, ages 7-10
- Legacy, ages 11-14
Our program is in high demand with over 100 young men on our waiting list.
LPTM Basics: 4-Part Human Development System
Each day, our mission is actualized through the use of our unique and effective 4-part Human Development System which we call LPTM basics. This system is the foundation of our arts-based curriculum and guides all of our programming.
Here are the 4 parts of LPTM Basics:
The purpose of our human development system is to provide opportunities for African American males age 3 to 25 to discover and activate their ability to turn challenges into possibilities.
By providing an emotionally secure environment for our apprentices, they can be free to love and express themselves. Love + Security + Expression = Life
We provide apprentices with the opportunity to connect, create, contribute and celebrate together.
Decision Making Tool: The Shield of Faith
A representation of our artistic and spiritual values, The Shield of Faith focuses on spirituality, meditation, loving, giving, language, arts, discipline, and leadership.