"From the ashes of a tragic childhood, on the road to self discovery, I found love, compassion and forgiveness as the tools by which to live my life. It is from this commitment that I was inspired to create The Well Child Foundation."
-Jabali Smith, Author of "Slave: A Human Trafficking Survivor Finds Life
Jabali plans to help heal and empower the lives of abused children through his multi-faceted Well Child community arts program. By harnessing his passion to inspire a new generation of young people who have suffered from adverse childhood experiences, he hopes to provide them with the tools they need to discover their inner strength and create the desire and ability to live healthy, happy and successful lives. Jabali’s non-profit organization, currently in development, will foster healing, growth and transformation through its programs in music, dance, theater, yoga, martial arts, as well as through its curriculum of cognitive, art, and music therapy.
Despite Jabali’s harrowing experience as a young boy, he does believe that through the mind, body and spirit, children can access a deeper sense of accomplishment, pride, inner strength and self-love, while cultivating the ability to live productive, successful and empowered lives while breaking the chain of multi-generational PTSD, drug, and alcohol abuse.
Our mission is to create an environment that fosters healing, growth and transformation for foster children and inner city youth that have experienced child abuse and molestation as well as victims of human trafficking.Through music, dance, theater, yoga and martial arts. As well as curriculum of cognitive, art and music therapy, children can access a deeper sense of accomplishment , pride, self value and self love..