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NATIONAL FAMILY LIFE
& EDUCATION CENTER

"Healthy Families, Produce Healthy Individuals who can build Healthy Communities." ~ Rev. Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson

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Family Wellness

National Family Life & Education Center is working to decrease unwed parenting and divorce rates in the US. Additionally we aim to increase the capacity of Faith-Based Organizations to counsel and promote healthy marriages and parenting.

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Life Skills

National Family Life and Education Center equips people, especially youth and young adults with the necessary tools to live self-determined and self-sufficient lives.

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EDUCATION

National Family Life & Education Center encourages strong educational performance that leads to career readiness. By assisting participants in the development of their non-cognitive soft skills we prepare students for the 21st Century marketplace.

Our Services

All of the services provided by NFLEC are based on the Ten Step Rites of Passage (TSROP) developed by Rev. Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson. The mission of NFLEC is to use the TSROP to Equip, Empower, Educate, and Encourage at-risk individuals, families, and communities through the provision of life enhancing skills and resources that lead to self-sufficiency and self-determination.

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WHAT IS TSROP

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WHY TSROP

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FORMATS

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PRESENTERS

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DISTINCTION

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SUPPORT

WHAT IS TSROP

The Ten Step Rites of Passage (TSROP) focuses on ten life areas (Rites) that are critical to the development of people in today's society. The ten rites are Personal, Spiritual, Economic, Political, Social, Mental, Physical, Historical, Cultural, and Emotional. TRSOP seeks to develop the "whole person" to insure that participants receive the necessary skills and training to support a Positive and Productive life. NFLEC has designed a dynamic, interactive, evidence-based curriculum for at-risk youth, families, marriages, and special populations.

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WHY TSROP

The Ten Step Rites of Passage (TSROP) works! TSROP has been implemented in a plethora of environments, including but not limited to: schools, churches, correctional institutions, community based organizations, and governmental agencies. A program evaluation conducted through Cal State Los Angeles, led by Edward Wilson reported the following on the effectiveness of the TSROP program with LA's most severely at-risk population (Transitional Aged Youth in Foster Care): 1) 90% of TSROP participants reported that the program provided them important life and coping skills to succeed in life. 2) 91% reported an ability to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence. 3) 100% of participants reported that the program helps them develop a positive sense of self-respect.

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FORMATS

The Ten Step Rites of Passage (TSROP) program is provided through after school programs, male / female academies, school assemblies, professional development training, weekend camping retreats, marriage enhancement workshops / retreats, summer camps, and keynote motivational presentations. National Family Life & Education Center has the capacity to customize our programs and services to address your unique organizational demands.

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PRESENTERS

NFLEC has more than 15 enthusiastic, trained and TSROP certified leaders that are available to speak, train, and/or serve as consultants for your organization. Led by our internationally recognized and requested CEO, Rev. Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson, our staff possesses a wealth of professional and personal experience in serving diverse populations. The NFLEC family, is a loving, passionate, and hard-working group of world changers, with unique life experiences and career backgrounds, that make NFLEC one of America's premier social service agencies.

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DISTINCTION

NFLEC’s TSROP program’s distinctive features are: 1. Encourages Self-Determination and Self-Sufficiency enabling clients to take ownership over their own lives, following the credo “Give a man a fish he can eat for a day, but teach him how to fish and he can eat for a lifetime” 2. Our approach is “Holistic” as our programs and services are not designed to simply address one problem area of a person’s life (gang-involvement, drug use, etc.), but rather the full development of the person(s). TSROP not only addresses the presenting issues in a person’s life, but also fosters growth and maturity in all areas of a client, to ensure life success. 3. TSROP is not simply and intervention program, but equally focuses Prevention as well. 4. TSROP is a “relationship based” model, following the understanding that “people do not change because of programs, people change because of other people”. TSROP facilitators are taught to form engaging and life changing relationships with clients, providing a family environment conducive to growth. 5. TSROP is “Cost Effective”, in its creative use of interns, volunteers, and community resources. TSROP focuses the largest percentage of funding into direct services for participants. 6. TSROP is an “Evidence-Based”, “Best Practice” model, recognized by the White House as “America’s Most Promising Program for At-Risk Families” with implementation in more than 20 states, 30 cities, and numerous organizations. 7. TSROP is adaptable to all ages, races, cultures, populations, and gender groups.

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SUPPORT

NFLEC offers world class support to all of our partners. The success of our organization thrives on building lasting personal and professional relationships to enhance the quality of life for all people. In our dedication to provide "capacity-building" resources and training to community and faith based organizations, NFLEC provides intensive and comprehensive supportive services to all of our partner organizations and certified trainees.

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History

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
― Winston S. Churchill

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2015

NFLEC TRANSFORMATION

NFLEC has undergone a reorganization process, making NFLEC more effective and efficient in serving underserved populations in the 21st Century.

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2013

TOYOTA MENTORING PROGRAM

NFLEC began our partnership with Toyota Corp, offering a Ten Step Rites of Passage Mentoring program for at-risk youth ages 16-25. The program has been a tremendous success, and has led too numerous young people enrolling in local colleges and obtaining employment.

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2012

NORCO COLLEGE

NFLEC under the leadership of Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson and Mr. Justin White created a microcosm of the Rites of Passage program, entitled Rites to Thrive, targeting first generation African American and Latino community college enrollees.

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2010

SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR

In 2010 Rev. Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson is named Social Worker of the year by the National Association of Social Workers Region H. Additionally our CEO and organization were recognized and given special commendations from the Association of Black Social Workers Los Angeles.

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2008

NIGERIA

Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson took NFLEC’s message and services to Nigeria in partnership with Pastor Favour Peters hosting series of Youth and Family Conferences throughout the country, including Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, and rural areas of Oyo State.

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2007

THE WHITE HOUSE

In 2007, NFLEC’s Rites of Passage program was adopted by the White House, as one of America’s most promising models for young people and families.

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2004

NFLEC Expansion

NFLEC under the direction of Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson, expanded services to more than 30 cities, and 15 different states. Dr. Lee-Johnson grew the annual operating budget of NFLEC above the million dollar mark, and expanded the staff of NFLEC to more than 35 full-time employees.

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2002

NEW CEO APPOINTED

Unfortunately, in 2002, our founding executive director died while training service providers in Chatanooga, TN, in the Rites of Passage model. Mr. Ron Johnson had already been preparing his son, Rev. Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson for leadership within the agency, thereby making the transition in leadership very smooth in turbulent times.

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1989

501 (c) (3) STATUS

In 1989, the agency became independent of Ward A.M.E., and in 1991 the National Family Life and Education Center (NFLEC) obtained its 501 (c) (3) status.

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1988

TSROP

Initially, the Rites of Passage program had only eight steps, but further work and research led Mr. Johnson to add the Historical and Cultural rites, as he identified these areas as being critical in any adult discovering not only “who they are”, but also “their purpose in life”. In 1988, the program got its present name, the Ten Step Rites of Passage Program, and has since been recognized as one of the nation’s best practice models for working with at-risk youth and their families.

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1987

Rites of Passage Begins

Mr. Ron Johnson, began designing programs for teen fathers, because everywhere he traveled there were programs for teen mothers, but few for teen fathers. Using his popular motto “Babies need their fathers too.” Mr. Johnson’s work was very successful, but he quickly discovered that before he could teach these young guys to be fathers, he had to first teach them how to be men. In 1987, Mr. Johnson began developing the Rites of Passage Model.

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1986

NFLEC Founded

National Family Life and Education Center was founded in 1986, by Ron Johnson. The agency began as an outreach ministry of Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church, providing neighborhood youth with positive alternatives to street and gang involvement.

Meet our team

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Rev. Dr. Lee-Johnson

CEO

Monalisa Lee-Johnson
Mrs. Monalisa Lee-Johnson

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Ms. Sharlene Sutherland

COO

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Mr. L. Justin White, Jr.

Mrs. Brandi Friedman-White
Mrs. Brandi Friedman-White

Lorilee White
Ms. Lorilee White

Ms. Chacity Lytle2
Ms. Chacity Lytle

Mr. Dexter Robinson2
Mr. Dexter Robinson

Mrs. Tanisha Robinson3
Mrs. Tanisha Robinson

Ms. Francine Pelayo
Ms. Francine Pelayo

Mr. Pedro Pelayo2
Mr. Pedro Pelayo

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Mr. Sheldon Kennedy

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Donate

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

NFLEC would love for you to join in the fight with us, to “save our communities” by being a faithful donor to the important work we are doing. Your recurring monthly donation will be a direct benefit to at-risk families and kids that aspire to reach higher places in life. Your donation is tax-deductible (95-4423621).

$10.00

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Silver Partner
  • A recurring donation of $10 per month will make you a silver partner with NFLEC in reducing gang affiliation, out-of-wedlock pregnancies, and family disunity. Your donation will insure the continuation of the incredible programs and services.

$25.00

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Gold Partner
  • A recurring donation of $25 per month will make you a gold partner with NFLEC leading our communities towards wholeness and wellness. As a gold partner, you will receive a complimentary NFLEC T-shirt, and your name is included as a partner on our website.

$50.00

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Platinum Elite Partner
  • A recurring donation of $50 or more per month will make you a Platinum partner with NFLEC in our charge to save our sons and daughters. You will receive a NFLEC T-Shirt, your name on our website, and a Rites of Passage “Visions” book by our founder.

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How to find us

321 E 6th Street
Corona, CA 92879
Office | (424) 362-4457

Address: Main Office

321 E 6th Street, Corona, CA 92879

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