On behalf of the Board of Directors, Board Chairperson, and myself of L&J Empowerment Inc. We welcome you all to become a part of our family here at The Confess Project. In May 2016, we answered the call. Arkansas Ranks 47th in the nation for individuals determined to have high prevalence of Mental Illness, and ranks 44th for poor access to services. We are honored to know that we are the FIRST in the nation that truly addresses the Mental Health Challenges for Boys, Men of Color, and their Families through a grassroots movement. Change is never easy, and taking some of the most world’s critical problems under one mission is just not enough to drive change. The L&J Empowerment Inc. Management Team has contributed blood, sweat and tears to making a solid difference even when things didn’t add up. We even took on the responsibilities of educate professionals, educators and frontline support staff when working to improve the life outcomes for Boys, Men of Color, and their Families through a culturally specific lens. The Confess Project will remain committed to promoting positive mental health while transforming institutions, communities, and systems that will be applicable for men and their loved ones. We have chosen to do this by offering online courses to the communities we face. We hope that this course will give you tools to help create the change you want to see in our society.