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CEO PROPHET KEVIN STRONG

Biography of Elder Kevin Strong

Kevin’s Ministerial Walk began, in 1986. After the death of his father. The loss of a father led Kevin into a feeling of what life was like without the love, support, guidance of a father. This led Kevin back to the church of his youth where he committed himself to Christ, and began a ministry/mentoring program called Family Night. The Family Night Group met once a week to discuss all the topics in family structure, and finances. The Family Night Program spread all over the five boroughs while collaborating with an organization called People United, to save our children, it was led by Pastor and Radio Personality Reverend Del Shields of WWRL. Once united with the People United Program, Kevin became even more active in teaching, mentoring youth regarding gang violence, drug abuse and economic poverty in the community.

The family night became a role model desired by other leading pastors in the Greater Metro Area. Kevin traveled from borough to borough teaching and training church members as well as lay persons how to organize a Family Night in their respective churches.

In 1990, Kevin enrolled in Tabernacle Prayer Bible Institute, receiving his certification in the Old Testament and the New Testament Studies.

In 1992, Kevin answered the call to preach the Gospel, became a licensed Ordained Elder.

In 1993, Kevin’s career and life took a drastic change after the murder of his youngest sibling. Kevin felt the need to work more closely with at risk youth and adults. This same path led Kevin to begin his challenging career with Job Corp, dating from 1993 to 2015. Kevin diligently worked with both male and female students. Kevin being very diverse in his endeavors with Job Corps, started several programs, the M&M Group, (Male to Manhood), National Prep Basketball Program, this programs put over 52 student athletes in prominent colleges on full scholarships over a 7 year period. He also started a female mentoring group named Dads (Daddy’s and Daughters), which helped young ladies, who suffered with self-esteem issues. Another endeavor Kevin accomplished was doing the job of being a Substance Abuse Counselor for over 550 students, while also handling the position of EEO Officer.

CEO PROFIT KEVIN STRONG

In 1996, Kevin collaborated with the Best Foundation (Bringing education, and sports
together) and piloted a mentoring program called the Parent club, which helped parents to understand and deal with the pressures of having a child recruited to college.

In 2010 Kevin was asked to be a Key Note Speaker for the Job Corps Student Government National Meeting in Washington, DC.

2016-Present- William Hartmann Center- Client Service Worker- Counseling adolescents ages 13-18 about recovery from drug addicted lifestyles. Collaborating with other local agencies to get housing and educational services for graduates of program.

2019- Present -Georgia Works- Case Manager/Job Developer - Helping unsheltered men come off the street and out of prison get their lives back on track from drug abuse, alcoholism thru a holistic curriculum made up of a variety of services to help men become self-sufficient and reconnected with Family and Community.

Accomplishments Include:

  • Graduate of Tabernacle of Prayer - Bible institute - Old Testament and New Testament Studies in 1999
  • Academy Director Award, 2005
  • Phenomenal Man Award of the Year, 2005
  • Staff Appreciation Award, 2007
  • B.E.S.T. Foundation Appreciation Award, 2009
  • Chaplain Certification – Anointed By God Ministries, 2010
  • Ordained Elder, Highway Christian Church 2011
  • Anointed by God Ministries Alliance Chaplain 2012
  • Youth Assets Council Cobb County, 2013


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Georgia Works
Case Manager/Job Developer- Atlanta Ga
2018-Present

  • Prepares and maintains records of individuals’ progress and services delivered, reporting changes in condition to manager or supervisor
  • Facilitates life skills groups, including education on personal hygiene, nutrition, money management, and interpersonal skills
  • Provides structured activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills
  • Monitors completion of urinalysis drug screens, and self-administration of medication in accordance with agency policies and procedures, to encourage accountability
  • Provides transportation for individuals to appointments and activities in the community
  • Ensures and provides high quality, compassionate, and ethical delivery of services to improve program and organizational performance
  • Assists with service related compliance
  • Intervenes, stabilizes and manages acute crisis situations as needed
  • Assist in providing additional coverage during increased census/acuity and emergencies
  • Maintains confidentiality for all indirect/direct service in accordance with agency policies and HIPPA policies
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned

Management Training Corporation (MTC) Atlanta, GA
Career Transition Specialist 2017-2019

  • Works with students to suggest scholastic goals and career opportunities to work toward
  • Guides students to better time management, studying and organizational skills
  • Works with students to fix problems such as behavioral issues, neglect, abuse, addiction and bullying
  • Identifies student’s abilities, education and training to help achieve a desired career
  • Responsible for establishing professional relationships with employers, developing standing job bank of employers, providing job leads, coordinating and conducting monthly job fairs for customers and program reporting
  • Assess graduates/former trainee's placement readiness, provide appropriate referrals and accompany support services in accordance with DOL, Center, and ResCare requirements
  • Ensures timely placement and retention of assigned graduates and former enrollees in quality jobs, the military, or further education and training opportunities
  • Promotes job development through direct contact with employers, One-Stops, JTPA, and State Employment Agencies

Highland Rivers Behavioral Health Marietta, GA
Direct Service Professional 2014-Present

  • Assist with daily living activities, monitoring, and providing support to individuals residing in a 24/7 residential trauma-responsive substance abuse treatment facility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of individuals, with respect to appropriate therapeutic boundaries
  • Prepares and maintains records of individuals’ progress and services delivered, reporting changes in condition to manager or supervisor
  • Facilitates life skills groups, including education on personal hygiene, nutrition, money management, and interpersonal skills
  • Provides structured activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills
  • Monitors completion of urinalysis drug screens, and self-administration of medication in accordance with agency policies and procedures, to encourage accountability
  • Provides transportation for individuals to appointments and activities in the community
  • Ensures and provides high quality, compassionate, and ethical delivery of services to improve program and organizational performance.
    Assists with service related compliance
  • Intervenes, stabilizes and manages acute crisis situations as needed
  • Assist in providing additional coverage during increased census/acuity and emergencies
  • Maintains confidentiality for all indirect/direct service in accordance with agency policies and HIPPA policies
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as assigned

Retention/Former Enrollee Specialist Atlanta, GA
CHP-International-Career Transition Specialist 2012-2017

  • Responsible for establishing professional relationships with employers, developing standing job bank of employers, providing job leads, coordinating and conducting monthly job fairs for customers and program reporting 
  • Assess graduates/former trainee's placement readiness, provide appropriate referrals and accompany support services in accordance with DOL, Center, and ResCare requirements
  • Ensures timely placement and retention of assigned graduates and former enrollees in quality jobs, the military, or further education and training opportunities
  • Promotes job development through direct contact with employers, One-Stops, JTPA, and State Employment Agencies

Best Foundation (Non-Profit) Piscataway, NJ
Youth Counselor 2010-2012

    • Worked with delinquents and troubled youth aged 5-18 in schools, social service organizations and the juvenile justice system
    • Provided supervision and guidance to youth who have committed a crime or who have been identified as at-risk
    • Helped youth to resolve conflicts, life hurdles, and undesirable habits with acceptable behaviors
    • Created and implemented personalized treatment programs for troubled adolescents and interviewed adolescents and their family members to recommend needed social services
    • Reviewed and altered adolescent plans to help assist in achieving their goals
    • Maintained communication with multiple parties in the social services and court systems, and made decisions that could affect children, young adults and their families
    • Interacted with families or teens who are at risk due to homelessness, learning deficiencies or domestic violence in their homes
    • Responsible for helping children and or teenagers in counseling, to succeed

Edison Job Corps Edison, NJ
Trainee Employee Assistance Program Coordinator/Coach 1992-2010

  • Offered both residential and non-residential options in career skills, academic, and vocational training for young adults from
    16-24 years old
  • Responsible for developing and facilitating the center's alcohol, drug, and tobacco prevention program Educated and counseled students to reduce and prevent drug-related separations from the program
  • Developed individualized case management plans to enhance student retention and success
  • Ensured confidentiality of sensitive information and compliance with all HIPAA laws
  • Utilized a multi-modal approach including videos, role playing, and therapeutic AOD prevention games to strengthen the delivery of individual and group sessions
  • Coordinated sessions via independent living skills or personal and career counseling departments along with the support of other non-health staff, particularly recreation and counseling, to provide alternative recreational and leisure time activities