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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.

Our Mission

The mission of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation is to create safer schools and communities through educating and inspiring children in the restorative principles of accountability, compassion, forgiveness, and peacemaking.

Our Sponsors

  • 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)

  • Statistics on Youth Violence,

     

    According to the U.S. Department of Education, students ages 12 to 18 were victims of 680,000 violent offenses while at school.

     

    A Center for Disease Control Report on School Violence found 1 in 4 children reported being bullied.

     

    A student who is suspended from school is five-times more likely to commit a crime and eight more likely to not graduate. Currently California schools annually suspend over 300,000 students.

     

    5% to 10% of students are generally responsible for 80% of a school’s safety concerns.

Transforming Children's Lives

Our justice-oriented approach to school discipline focuses on repairing harm, teaching responsibility, and supporting both victims and offenders. We promote a healing process where all involved can discuss what happened and decide how to address it.

TKF teaches children a peaceful approach to problem solving, reconciliation, conflict management, and relationship building that ensures safety and dignity for everyone.

  • TKF Peace Educator Mentoring Impacts,

    TKF Is Creating Safer Schools

       

    TKF’s Safe School Model had an active campus presence at a local middle school for three years. During that time the school’s

     

    Suspension Rates Declined from 16.7% to 6.1%

  • TKF Peacemaker Assembly Impacts,

    TKF Peacemaker Assembly Impacts

       

    500 school presentations

     

    85% learned lessons on being kind to others

     

    73% learned how to resolve anger and conflict without violence

  • TKF Peace Educator Impacts,

    TKF Peace Educator Impacts

     

    A school data analysis revealed for TKF mentored youth

     

    Misconduct levels declined by 67%

     

    Truancy levels declined by 72% 

  • TKF Restorative Workshop Impacts,

    TKF Restorative Workshop Impacts

     

    86% learned how to take actions to prevent or resolve problems

     

    82% learned to be positive about themselves

     

    76%  learned how to be peacemakers

TKF Is Making A Difference

Our justice-oriented approach to school discipline focuses on repairing harm, teaching responsibility, and supporting both victims and offenders. We promote a healing process where all involved can discuss what happened and decide how to address it.

TKF teaches children a peaceful approach to problem solving, reconciliation, conflict management, and relationship building that ensures safety and dignity for everyone.

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