Approaching Kingdom Needs Endurance and Wisdom

Youth Served
Families Served
Goal: $200,000

Serving Houston with a new approach.


We support and empower system-impacted Black and Brown youth and families through exposure to diverse opportunities and global travel promoting hope, healing, and transformation.


Our Vision

We envision a world where every child and family experiences the boundless possibilities that exposure offers. Aknew Approach aspires to rewrite narratives, break generational curses, and instill a future illuminated by unity, resilience, and limitless horizons. With every family we touch, we inch closer to a world where transformative experiences aren't the exception, but the norm.



We count on volunteers to bring their unique skills and healing kindness to families to encourage their growth, knowing there are individuals, groups and corporations unselfishly volunteering their time, talent and resources to them.

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We could not do all the critical work we do without the support of generous individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations who share our belief in strengthening families and protecting children.


Aknew Approach, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide services and resources to youth and families that have been directly and/or indirectly impacted by the Criminal Justice System.

Core Values

    • Servant Leadership


    • Respect


    • Purpose


    • Integrity


    • Boldness


    • Love


    • Wisdom


    • Compassion


    • Success


Acronym: Approaching Kingdom Needs Endurance and Wisdom

Our Client: Black and Brown Youth and Families affected by the Criminal Justice System

Our Commitment

  • We are committed to providing under-served communities with non-traditional resources and programs that empower them to become change agents by renewing mindsets, developing skill sets, and creating assets.
  • We are committed to being an Advocating Voice for the forgotten.
  • We are committed to breaking the cycle of recidivism and mental imprisonment by strengthening minority children and families through support, education, and advocacy.
  • We are committed to increasing public awareness of the underlying problems of the children and their families, who are victims of the criminal justice system through education, advocacy and research.
  • We are committed to collaborating with local, state, and government agencies that provide access to resources that will improve the quality of life for minority youth and their families impacted by the criminal justice system.
  • We are committed to partnering with other organizations to fill in the gaps between minority youth and their families during the parent's transition back into society.
  • We are committed to providing minority youth, and their families access to Human and Social Capital, which includes education, basic life skills, traveling, vocational training, employment opportunities and less tangible resources such as social networks and access to civic institutions.
  • We are committed to listening to the voice of minority youth and families who the Criminal Justice System has impacted.
  • We are committed to educating, normalizing, and providing access to mental health services to minority youth and families impacted by the Criminal Justice System.

"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.

Nelson Mandela,
Former President of South Africa