About StreetSolid Industries
In 2010 we began developing our groundbreaking trauma-informed-social-emotional-cognitive (TISEC) curriculum to help young men between the ages of 12 and 18 in Nashville’s juvenile justice system. The program was developed with the help of Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University, Peabody School of Education, The Rand Corporation, USAID senior specialists and our youth participants. We refined the curriculum via discussions with experts in the field including professionals at:
- Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles
- CARES Mentoring Movement in New York
- Youth Mentoring Connection in Los Angeles
- Youth Guidance (BAM program) in Chicago
- St Charles Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Mayor’s Office of Violence Prevention
- New Orleans Youth Empowerment Project
StreetSolid was registered as a non-profit 501C3 in 2015 and has received grant funds from the state of Tennessee, the CDC, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the Nashville Predators and several other private organizations.
StreetSolid was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation in 2015 under the direction of Dr. Vincent Morelli, Ron Johnson, Tay McGee, and a founding board of directors including; Corbette Doyle, Stephen Young, Sean Roach, Curtis Baysinger, Michael Kenner, Alvin Pearman, Howard Gentry, Millard Collins, and Sada Garba.
Our Reach / Our Partners
Since 2015 we have served over 1500 participants and we have recently expanded our programing to a much wider participant base. We are now partnered with Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University, the Metro Nashville Public Schools, the Davidson County Juvenile Courts, the Sumner County Jails, Men of Valor, 413 Strong and the RISE program, Middle Tennessee’s first Federal Re-entry program.
StreetSolid’s programing is an evidenced informed curriculum, constructed after an extensive literature review of the latest medical, psychological and sociological data. the lived experience of our CBT certified facilitators brings this science to life. Ongoing research is currently being conducted under a CDC grant and is being led by Meharry Medical College Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Our Ongoing Focus
StreetSolid's programs have been used with great success with several of our partner organizations including; the Davidson County Juvenile Courts, The Sumner County Jails, Tennessee's Federal Inmate Reentry Program, Nashville's GANG Program, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Meharry's Medically Assisted Addiction Clinics, 413 Strong, Men of Valor and others.
In fulfilling our mission, we are committed to maintaining our lifelong mentoring relationships and to continually update and improve our curriculum using the latest and the most resonating cultural references. We are committed to continually improving our facilitators’ teaching methods and to integrate feedback from those participating in our SEC discussions and activities. In addition, StreetSolid is committed to offer social-emotional-cognitive training to other facilitators who are working with similar populations in similar organizations.