We had the good fortune of connecting with Tabitha Hendricks and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tabitha, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
We started working as colleagues 7 years ago in education during a time when there was a spike in police brutality against children of color. As educators working with this population, we decided that all children deserve to understand and build a better relationship with the police working in their communities. As well as the police should understand the population of the community they serve. We began working to develop this after non-profit/school program to help strengthen this bond while developing the soft skill all children need to be productive individuals in society.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a Mental Health Professional- Counselor, and I work with adolescence in the educational field. I previously worked as a teacher for 12 years before moving to this role, which I believe fits me and the business perfectly. Working to get to this point was not easy. It took long nights to complete graduate school,and even longer nights studying to take my licensing exam. In between that working to develop a non profit that would benefit others. It was very challenging. One lesson I learned along the way was to keep your head down and keep going. There will be so many distractions, and even discouragement that can delay your progress but you must keep moving.I want the world to know that this is just the beginning for us. We have so much in story for this business…stay tuned!!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Encouragement of our efforts and support have come from our dear friends and family members who have supported us through this long process. It has takens some time to develop this business thus far, but we still have a lot of work to do moving forward!

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