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T Rodgers

T Rodgers

T. Rodgers, Ph.G

 

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SideWalk University 

SideWalk University is in the business of taking the positive message of hope back where it’s needed, to the streets. The knowledge of how to implement change in the minds and the actions of gang members and in members of the community at large comes from the real life experiences of Mr. T. Rodgers. T. Rodgers made the permanent, unique transformation from gang leader to community advocate.  He can provide working solutions to helping to stop controllable crime and gang violence in any community or institution.

Since 1975, SideWalk University has been providing solutions and services in the form of training, workshops, lectures, evaluations and assessments, etc. for communities and organizations and teaches the employees and members of organizations such as the Federal, State, County, and City Government agencies, churches, school districts and corporate America about gangs.

“He had so much first-hand knowledge and insight to help my students.”
-Dept. of Education/ Dept. of Corrections, CA

” I guess it’s not a secret that we couldn’t have done it without (T)”
-Jack Hitt, Harper’s Magazine


Seminars, Lectures & Presentations

T. Rodgers has the experience of a substantial number of major interviews, lectures, seminars, and workshops at universities, S.E.L.F functions, high schools, police departments, news media, and community organizations. He is available for booking.

We bridge the gap between the community, home, prison, peace officers, church, and parents. We will train individuals representing a cross section of the community as it pertains to understanding the disenfranchised.  We nurture the independent inner-city disinfected youth. We help integrate them into the mainstream of society. We increase the confidence of parents in order to help prevent their children from entering gangs or to help them get out of gangs.

We teach human proficiency training. We empower individuals to take responsibility for their own self-determination. We believe in and work effectively with those who society disregards. We believe that as long as you breathe you can have a meaningful life. We work with and enhance any individual or organization to assist the disenfranchised individual with training and empowerment. Our success is in dealing with the male and female hardcore, low-income juvenile delinquents and gang members. We stop people from becoming victims of gang-related activities. We turn negative energies into positive energies.  We take out the violence that plagues many areas.

We have the best personnel to change the minds of individuals. We are ex-cons and gang members. Our expression is unique, but we have all been able to overcome the obstacles that continue to plague communities. These experiences make everything we teach relevant. We believe that:

  1. -The entire community is responsible for its youth.
    • -All genuine knowledge comes from direct experience.  

    -Our recommended strategies and tactics will prepare communities for the proper responses to controlling gang violence.
    -Everybody wants to be loved by somebody or something at some time.




Law Enforcement/ Prisons:
T. Rodgers was the first gang member to directly train police officers and prison guards in how to deal with gang violence. We can train your organization too. We tailor our presentations to fit your situation and teach in classes of 30 or less. We offer group and individual tuition schedules for our programs. To get started please see our contact information below and send us the information on your city’s or prison’s gang problems and criminal trends providing your own contact information so we can send you back a synopsis.  We are very thorough and accurate with our evaluations because we deal directly with the gang members.

“We have been successful in preventing and diffusing possible serious incidents because of his expert help” -D.S.J. Van Putten, Audubon Jr. H.S. 

“Impressive, inspirational and informative. The students listened in rapt attention for over an hour because of his skill in delivery. He possesses a special talent in talking to students as well as commanding their attention and respect.” -Betty Graves, Principal View Park H.S.

Schools:
We go beyond providing you with basic gang information, identification, awareness for gangs in your community including signs, colors, and symbols. We can teach you about the signs and symptoms of gangs, and the solutions and prevention techniques for gang problems by giving you a guide to safe schools. We tailor our presentation to fit your deadlines.  Our intervention includes dealing with parents and students.

 

Movie & Documentary Producers:
We have done many major motion pictures since 1985. We can assist you with the accuracy and the history you need to depict gangs realistically.

Media:
SWU has been featured on news stations across the United States including ABC, NBC, and FOX. SWU also has occasional press releases, if you request presence please email sidewalku@hotmail.com from your News station’s email or fill out our contact form.

Please note: Any information SWU receives or assesses during any period of service shall be treated as strictly confidential. Any intellectual property SWU provides its clients must be treated as strictly confidential.

 

Testimonials

“An Ability to generate respect from youngsters in rival gangs, willing to listen to his advice and share their confidence. Each and every experience I have had with (T) has been positive”
Willard W. Love, Dorsey H.S.

“Rarely do our students remain ‘in place’ for 2 hours, and then stay on to ask questions that they can relate to, and identify with.”
Samantha B. Jackson, View Park H.S.

Do You Need Help
-Controlling crime in your community?
– Getting out of gangs?
-Getting back in school?
-Finding a runaway?
-Resolving school problems
-Resolving gang problems?
-Getting peace treaties?
-Getting historical accuracy?

“Rodgers is a powerful speaker who can help local police and teens start talking to each other.”
Tomas Vigil, The New Mexican

“He had some good ideals and did motivate me to want to apply more. He makes himself available as a surrogate counselor, father, and big brother to many young people with whom he comes in contact.”
Kenneth Ulmer, Ph.D, Pastor/ Teacher

“He had so much first-hand knowledge and insight to help my students.”
Dept. of Education, Dept. of Corrections CA

” I guess it’s not a secret that we couldn’t have done it without (T)”
Jack Hitt, Harper’s Magazine

“We have been successful in preventing and diffusing possible serious incidents because of his expert help”
D.S.J. Van Putten, Audubon Jr. H.S.

“Impressive, inspirational and informative. The students listened in rapt attention for over an hour because of his skill in delivery. He possesses a special talent in talking to students as well as commanding their attention and respect.”
Betty Graves, Principal View Park H.S.

Fee Schedule 

Sidewalk University analyzes situations, identifies and implements solutions.  The following is our tuition and fee schedule:

Per Hour   $350.00
Per Day $2,500.00
Workshop $4,500.00
Seminar $5,000.00
Panel Discussions $1,800.00
Lecture $3,500.00
Panel Discussions $1,800.00
Lecture $3,500.00
Consultant – rate begins at $5,000.00

 

All travel expense and accommodations are to be paid by the client.  The client is asked to provide supplies and equipment such as flip chart, blackboard, video and audio player based on need for the presentation.

Sidewalk University also offers a 6 to 8 week class in (S.E.L.F.).  Tuition for the full course is $400 per person, which includes booklet, information packets, individual evaluation, certificate and after care for life.  Upon completion of the program, you will receive a membership for life (after care); discounts are available for larger groups.  I am one of the oldest and most trusted intervention and prevention “street gang workers.”  I have been here since 1975.

NOTE: A non-refundable 50% deposit is required and due before the event and the balance is due upon completion.  Fees may be negotiable based on need.

ANY VIDEO TAPING MUST BE AUTHORIZED PRIOR TO THE EVENT OTHERWISE IT IS EXPRESSLY NOT ALLOWED.  

WARNING: This information may be harmful to you or others.
Contact T. Rodgers and SideWalk University only if you are interested in the truth and in creating effective, positive changes in your environment and community. 

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