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Meet the President/ Founder
Melrita M. Johnson, LCSW
Melrita is the driving force behind the REFORM, Inc. program. Melrita is a native of Forrest City, AR. Melrita attended Forrest City High School. While in high school, Melrita became a teenage mother at 16 and almost was retained in the 12th grade due to skipping school, however, Melrita graduated from FCHS in 1995 and enrolled in college at THE Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA. While matriculating, Melrita was a member of the World Renown Blue Machine Marching Band and developed a love for Social Work. Transferring back to her home state of Arkansas, Melrita enrolled in East Arkansas Community College and transferred to Arkansas State University where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work.
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The Youth, Teen, and Young Adult Empowerment Summit
aims to give youth and parents in conjunction with community partners across Arkansas the opportunity to reach beyond the breaking point and better their chances at reaching success by utilizing this program to begin their journey into a great beginning of the rest of their lives at becoming leaders.
REFORM, INC. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
REFORM, Inc. consists of an executive board and a youth advisory board. Male and female youths between the ages of 14 and 24 must complete an application process to participant in REFORM, Inc.'s programming and residential services. Upon acceptance, REFORM, Inc., will perform a needs assessment, to include various bio-psychosocial and youth assessment tools, to develop a holistic approach to assist the youth in succeeding.
REFORM, INC. PROGRAM STRATEGY
REFORM, Inc. will address youth
using this 10-step model:
Assessment of Needs
Goal Setting (Solution-Focuses)
Regrouping when necessary