In-authoritative-subordinate relationships between parents and their children, fear accompanied by respect produced obedience. This practice has been lost over the last 40 years in family relationships, because the right to raise their children in a stern and disciplined environment has been taken out of the capable and loving hands of parents and placed into the indifferent hands of the state. Though not always popular with the youth of that time, the ethical and moral lessons learned by children reared under that doctrine was essential to enhance th eir ability to live fruitful lives as productive citizens. Somewhere along the path we’ve lost the way, as we replaced parenting with friendship, discipline with tolerance, and expectations with acceptance. We have relinquished our control and lost a great number of our children to the modern day plagues of drugs, crime, and violence. Consequently, thousands have been lost forever but it’s not too late to protect the innocent and embark upon a journey of soul-redemption for the youth who are still reachable and teachable. We must seize the moment and create opportunities that will enable us to turn things around for our youth and let them know that they have a future worth planning and living for, thus we will have succeeded with our mission. But to do this we must get moving, get in gear, and put our efforts in drive…
Visionary – Social Activist
– Proven Leader
The Mission of Project Drive Inc. is to introduce drug intervention and violence elimination initiatives. The organizational objective is to instill positive decision-making skills in children, youth, and young adults through a comprehensive array of strategies.
Gregory L. Joyner, born in Harlem, New York City May 4, 1950. An active participant as a 13 years old teenager in the nation’s first anti-poverty program Har-you Act, located and establish in the village of Harlem, New York. The second born of eight children to Vivian Joyner-Elliott, political and community activist who founded “Willing Workers for Community Youth”, a local community based organization. It was during this time that his flair for social activism was established.
Founder and CEO of Project Drive, INC., an Internal Revenue Service approved (Public Designation) 501(C)3 Youth Services Organization created and designed to redirect misdirected youth. The organizational goals consist of a comprehensive array of strategies designed to instill positive decision-making abilities and skills to replace the negative inclinations of at-risk youth.
Project Drive, INC., was conceived and created in Fords, New Jersey in June of 2001. It was a brainchild developed as the result of an impending prosecution, sentence and subsequent commitment to the New Jersey State Department of Corrections. It was created in an effort to do something positive to counteract the negative contributions inflicted upon society by the program’s founder” to be of service in Greater New York city, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Ocean, Passaic, and Union Counties of the greater New Jersey area.
The program’s administrative staff disseminates information to the administrations of the various municipalities in the aforementioned targeted counties of greater New York/New Jersey. The programmatic materials presented depicts measures and methods to mitigate gang-related criminal activity.
Project Drive INC., promotes the notion that “It Takes A Village To Raise A Child” and therefore seeks to maximize the unified efforts of various community organizations, school officials, clergy and community residents to alleviate and eventually eliminate the social ills and blight that plagues our communities across America.