As CEO of Younger Visionaries Youth Management Academy, Terrance Stone mentioned he has helped attain greater than 65,000 at-risk youth with packages that embody job coaching and mentoring.
Now Stone has his sights set on influencing a fair bigger group of individuals with a run for Victorville Metropolis Council. He’s considered one of 22 candidates vying for 3 open seats that can be determined within the Nov. 3 election.
“I see the potential that our metropolis can have and encourage to maneuver us in that route,” he mentioned. “I wish to assist to get our council on one accord in order that we are able to transfer ahead a powerful wholesome metropolis.”
The next story was sourced from responses to an electronic mail candidate questionnaire and statements made on Stone’s web site, www.terrancestone4victorville.com, except in any other case indicated. Some solutions and statements have been edited for size and readability:
Turning his life round
Stone, 50, was born in Lynwood and raised in Pomona. He mentioned his father died when he was 2 years previous. His mom was a “hard-working blue-collar employee” who retired from Amtrak.
According to a previous Daily Press article, Stone is a former gang member who turned his life round after serving 15 years in jail and being launched in 1999.
In 2001, he based Youth Visionaries, which he mentioned helps 33 colleges, 15 college districts and has a municipal gang intervention contract with San Bernardino County via which the nonprofit helps the juvenile detention heart.
Stone can also be a gang marketing consultant for San Bernardino Superior Court docket and sits on a number of county boards.
Marketing campaign finance information present Stone has obtained $9,884 in contributions, together with a $2,100 mortgage. The most important donations had been $1,500 from the Sheriff’s Staff Profit Affiliation — which has endorsed Stone — and $1,000 from Kimberly Carter, CEO of the Middle for Housing Development & Motivational Initiatives.
A give attention to public security
If elected, Stone mentioned he would give attention to financial improvement and public security.
“I consider each citizen of Victorville has a proper to be and really feel secure,” he wrote, highlighting his relationships with the county District Legal professional’s Workplace and native police departments.
Stone mentioned he would additionally work to leverage his “intensive community” to supply assist for households financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and entice high-paying jobs and alternatives for youth and their households.
“I’ve expertise in working with numerous teams of individuals, making important and difficult selections additionally overseeing multi-million-dollar budgets,” he mentioned.
Stone helps Measure P — the proposed one-cent gross sales tax improve — and listed a number of makes use of that Victorville officers have mentioned the tax income will assist fund, together with including 30 police personnel and reopening a fireplace station.
“I’m a devoted regional group chief. For 19 years I’ve served as voice for our group with a vested curiosity as a businessman and advocate. I’m the founder and chief of a well-respected, profitable county-wide youth and household advocacy group. One of many key parts of the group is the job readiness program.
“Because the founder I’ve had the nice honor to obtain recognition on behalf of the group from our esteemed Metropolis Council, native Mayors, Board of Supervisors, in addition to from State Meeting, Federal and State Senate, and Congress.”
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