Watts Empowerment Center
One Strong Family has partnered with Justin Mayo and the WATTS EMPOWERMENT CENTER to help raise funding for the kids in the Watts housing development. With each F.A.M.I.L.Y. item you purchase, a set dollar amount will go directly to The Watts Empowerment Center (see item descriptions for specific amount). With your help, we can send a lot of LOVE to the kids in Watts! And for each F.A.M.I.L.Y. product purchased, you'll receive a FREE essential F.A.M.I.L.Y. bracelet!
BY THE NUMBERS
THE ENTIRE WATTS COMMUNITY…
- Over 66% of those we serve live under the national poverty line.
Average age is 21.
-Largest age group is 10 years old and younger.
Basically kids are raising kids.
-Labeled as the “poorest AND least educated housing development in all of Los Angeles.”
-Youngest population of any neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Percentage of those from birth to age of 18 is amongst highest in the United States.
-Over 50% drop out of school.
-Only 2.9% make it to college.
-Largest concentration of single mother ran families in California.
Never married women (45.3%) and never married men (44.7%) population is one of the highest in the nation.
-A person born in Watts has a life expectancy 20 years less than a child born in Beverly Hills (22 miles away).
-LAPD stats show that within a 2-mile radius of the Watts Empowerment Center are 7,000 gang members.