While attending law school, Cheri Brown Thompson learned firsthand the importance of stopping the cyclical pattern of violence that occurs to children. To help stop the vicious cycle, Cheri created The Healing Species, a violence intervention/compassion education outreach program. Through this program, young victims of abuse learn to find leadership, self-esteem, and forgiveness; they learn to be positive, share their stories, support one and another, and grow.
The Healing Species has reached over 3,000 children in less than seven years through places like school classrooms, the Dept. of Juvenile Justice, and the Dept. of Mental Health School-Bound Program. Moved by her vision for a better world, Cheri gave up a career as a lawyer to help children realize a brighter future. To read more about The Healing Species, visit www.healingspecies.com.Vote for this nominee Back to Top