After witnessing a bloody brawl between two gun-wielding teens on the corner of a Newark street, a distraught Al-Tariq Best unleashed his anger on his four sons who were with him, demanding that they “never succumb to the streets.” His 14-year old son saw how upset his father was about the violence and challenged back: “What are you doing about it, Dad?” FP (Future Potential) YouthOutCry Foundation became Al-Tariq’s answer to his son’s question.
FP YouthOutCry (FPYO) responds to numerous cries from youth while earning their trust and respect; building a community with various youth programs and caring events. With reasoning, Al-Tariq realized that the problems facing our youth required a comprehensive approach. “How do you address youth issues without addressing the parents?” Responding yet again, FP expanded its programs to include services for the whole family and created “Families Involved in Structured Transitions (F.I.S.T.). FPYO opened its demographics to increase opportunities for success by providing programs, initiatives and services for adults too.