The challenges underprivileged communities face are complex and deep rooted. SAFE is committed to addressing these issues with a multifaceted approach, treating the symptoms as well as the underlying cause. Epidemic incidence of gun violence necessitates the need for community emergency response training and teams on site. The more volunteers in the area that have first aid training, the higher the chance a bystander in an emergency situation will know how to provide immediate care to prevent a victim from hemorrhaging before professional medical help arrives, thereby naturally increasing the chance of survival of the victim. Although reducing the number of preventable deaths is one of SAFE’s primary objectives, this only addresses one of the symptoms of a neighborhood in constant distress. SAFE supports additional and complementary educational opportunities and enrichment programs that serve the underlying needs of youth being raised in at-risk communities in order to break the vicious cycle and empower young people to help pay it forward by becoming positive role models themselves.