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Gabby Harris Anti-Violence Scholarship Program

by Le Dujour HERO Village of the Mid-South, Inc.


Gabby Harris was thriving after being freed from years of domestic violence in her home. As she healed, she again encountered violence. At the tender age of 14, Gabby Harris was shot and killed by a family friend as she washed dishes in her home. She died in her mother's arms. In honor of our youth, we provide anti-violence outreach through a focus on relationship building, conflict resolution skills, financial literacy, and the Gabby Harris Anti-Violence Scholarship Program.

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Our community is facing problems of increased rates of child physical, sexual assault, and domestic violence within their very own homes. A combination of factors keep over 20,000 Mid-South families trapped in these terrible conditions. Youth traumatized by violence tend to become violent themselves, have lower grades, runaway from home, engage in drugs, and have more disciplinary problems. Families that are strengthened with anti-violence outreach can begin to combat these issues.


A combination of factors which include poor credit and economics, lack of knowledge and support, poor conflict resolution skills, unavailability of suitable housing, and/or fear of leaving keep families trapped in these terrible conditions. Our project will provide scholarships, along with wrap around services including financial literacy and psychosocial supports to help families escape dysfunctional situations and dysfunctional thinking.

Long-Term Impact

For every family that is able to escape through new thinking, a safer environment, or college attainment, the impact to society is exponential. Business productivity, school attendance, academic achievement, and citizen compliance are all positively impacted when even one family is given the opportunity to live a safer and healthier life.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Murderer of Gabby Harris confesses he was angry
Parent of Gabby Haris speaks out against abuse

Organization Information

Le Dujour HERO Village of the Mid-South, Inc.

Location: Memphis, TN - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Vachenzia McKinney
Memphis, TN United States
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Donors: 0 (40 needed)
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