What We Do
What We Do
TKF was founded in 1995, after college student Tariq Khamisa was killed by a 14-year-old gang member, Tony Hicks. Tony was tried as an adult and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Tariq’s father, Azim Khamisa, felt this tragedy created victims on both ends of the gun. Azim, in an act of extraordinary grace and forgiveness, reached out to Tony’s grandfather, Ples Felix. The two men came together in the spirit of healing to end youth violence.
learned lessons on being kind to others
learned how to resolve anger and conflict without violence
learned how to take actions to prevent or resolve problems
learned to be positive about themselves
learned how to be peacemakers
decrease in school disciplinary problems
decrease in school truancy
children reached annually
school districts served
Data from The Social Science Research Lab San Diego State University, Spring 2016, An Evaluation of TKF’s Circle of Peace Curriculum and California State University San Marcos College of Education, Spring 2018, TKF Restorative Workshop, Level 2 - 2018 Outcome Evaluation.