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Upcoming Events

BLAZE Leadership Academy


"So Where Am I Going."

This year's event has been moved to a virtual interface and is sure to be nothing short of amazing!  We have several speakers lined up ready to share their expertise with you!

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Fall 2021 Virtually

You don't want to miss this!

Greetings from the Founder

An eight-week Leadership Academy for youth and young adults aged 14-29 coming together for education, mental wellness, enrichment activities, and speakers!

This academy will prepare our youth and enable them to empower their peers. Through providing our youth and their peers' life skills and
leadership skills, we will not only empower them but fill them with the tools to empower others. While matriculating through the REFORM, Inc. Program and while residing in BLAZE Academy, each Blazer will be challenged to exercise leadership abilities. We will engage Blazers in leadership activities to help develop their leadership abilities and increase their self-confidence.



REFORM, Inc. prides itself on making an impact in the lives of youth and families by offering tools needed to overcome obstacles and empower them to achieve their goals and aspirations. We all know that takes time, dedication, and funding. We appreciate your encouragement, prayers, acts of kindness, and donations to ensure this event is a success. We would also like to thank each of you for supporting us over and over in each of our requests made to you. Know that we do not take our charge lightly and we appreciate you being behind us.


Each sponsor, volunteer, speaker, Board member, coordinator, intern, and attendees, THANK YOU for believing in our mission and in us to accomplish our goal to make this world a better place. We know without God, none of this would be possible and He has done exceedingly and above all we could ask or even imagine.

This is all made possible due to our sponsors, Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission, Youth MOVE National, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Arkansas Department of Human Services, The Chosen One Professional Services, LLC., Alpha Chi Epsilon Sigma Social Work Sorority, Inc., and Unleash by Melrita M. Johnson, LCSW. We pray after the weekend of May 15, 2021, something will again be done or said that ignites a flame within you that will be then paid forward. Always remember, Dreams Do Come True with Proper Support, Planning, and Action.

Yours truly,


Melrita Maechel Johnson, LCSW

President and Founder of REFORM, Inc.

Melrita M. Johnson
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