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Tariq Khamisa Foundation

We are a San Diego nonprofit with the mission to educate and inspire children in the restorative principles of accountability, compassion, forgiveness, peacemaking and support for safer schools and communities. TKF formed in 1995 after college student, Tariq Khamisa, was killed by a 14-year- old gang member. Through forgiveness the two families came together to create an organization dedicated to providing proven programs that teach restorative strategies, peacemaking skills and instills hope in youth. Our middle level education programs are designed to support students in grades 5 to 9.

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The Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) is a San Diego nonprofit with the mission to educate and inspire children in the restorative principles of accountability, compassion, forgiveness, peacemaking and support for safer schools and communities.

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Tony's Section

  • Christa Coleman, Principal, KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy

    "Having young, caring TKF Mentors in our school is a vital need for our teenagers. Knowing our students have a non-parent or non-teacher to talk to about personal issues is comforting and necessary."

  • Spanish Teacher, Knox Middle School

     

    "I was so touched and so moved by the empathy, love, and forgiveness in your hearts that lead you to inspire and empower others. What a beautiful hour that was for me. Thank you for the work you do. The world needs more people like all of you at TKF.”

     

  • Azim Khamisa, Tariq's father and Founder of TKF

     

    "From the onset, I saw victims on both ends of the gun. I will mourn Tariq's death for the rest of my life. Now, however, my grief has been transformed into a powerful commitment to change. Change is urgently needed in a society where children kill children."

     

  • Ples Felix, Tony's Grandfather and Co-Founder of TKF

    "Your dreams of great accomplishments are your view of the future. Your dreams can come true as long as you keep your goals in mind and are determined to succeed. May your future be non violent, happy and successful."

  • Statistics on Youth Violence,

     

    A study by the U.S. Department of Justice found 60% of America’s children have been exposed to violence.

     

    Violence is the leading cause of death and injury for Black children and the second for all other children in this country.

     

    The cost of violence in our country exceeds $70 billion each year.

  • Each Day in America,

     

    6 children or teens commit suicide (2,190)

     

    7 children or teens are killed by guns (2,555)

     

    167 children are arrested for violent crimes (60,955)

     

    1,500 young people are treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained from violence (547,500)

     

    1,836 children are confirmed as abused or neglected (670,140)

Facebook Section

Tariq's Section

  • Ples Felix, Tony's Grandfather and Co-Founder of TKF

    "Your dreams of great accomplishments are your view of the future. Your dreams can come true as long as you keep your goals in mind and are determined to succeed. May your future be non violent, happy and successful."

  • Christa Coleman, Principal, KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy

    "Having young, caring TKF Mentors in our school is a vital need for our teenagers. Knowing our students have a non-parent or non-teacher to talk to about personal issues is comforting and necessary."

  • Victoria Peterson, Principal Lindberg Schweitzer

     

    “Having TKF on our school campus has been a very positive experience for our students and has been a great support for many of our teachers.”

     

Recent News

  • Ples Felix, Tony's Grandfather and Co-Founder of TKF

    "Your dreams of great accomplishments are your view of the future. Your dreams can come true as long as you keep your goals in mind and are determined to succeed. May your future be non violent, happy and successful."

  • Victoria Peterson, Principal Lindberg Schweitzer

     

    “Having TKF on our school campus has been a very positive experience for our students and has been a great support for many of our teachers.”

     

  • Christa Coleman, Principal, KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy

    "Having young, caring TKF Mentors in our school is a vital need for our teenagers. Knowing our students have a non-parent or non-teacher to talk to about personal issues is comforting and necessary."