Mr. Hameen Shabazz is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. Hameen experienced significant traumatic events throughout his life, leading him to a life of drugs and violence. Consequently, Mr. Shabazz was convicted on several charges, including trafficking crack cocaine, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
While in prison, Hameen learned to read and was introduced to the world of academia. He became intrigued by topics such as Black history, psychology, sociology, and self-help books. Mr. Shabazz took full advantage of his new intellectual abilities by reading every piece of material that he could get into his possession. He was preparing to face a world he would be released into; he no longer knew or had any support waiting on him.
Upon his release, Mr. Shabazz was homeless and uncertain of his future. However, one thing he was sure of was not going back to prison. Mr. Shabazz worked diligently to better his circumstances by working odd jobs, securing a stable living, and attending college. He also knew his obligation was to help others achieve their goals. On June 9th, 2011, along with other concerned citizens, Project NAS was born. Hameen is now a Human Services practitioner; he holds multiple degrees in the Social Services field. He is a certified Global and Career Development Facilitator, has completed his doctoral coursework, and is a renowned author. He is an activational speaker, life coach, image consultant, community advocate, professor, and the "People's Champion."
Hameen used his experience, challenges, and vast knowledge of human studies to develop the blueprint of success to overcome barriers, which is taught across the country and is a valuable tool for Project NAS participants. Whole Person Development's blueprint is a Life Skills Master Class that teaches developing and nurturing each aspect of oneself. It also addresses thinking critically to overcome any obstacle or barrier, maintain healthy relationships, financial literacy, employment opportunities, and overall healing through "The Power of I AM" self-building.
The Project NAS team consists of volunteers dedicated to empowering individuals with life skills to become productive and contributing members of society. Get in touch for more information!
Project NAS believes in the "Holistic Approach," meaning we meet our members where they relating to their biological, sociological, psychological, financial, cultural, and spiritual needs. The staff of Project NAS understands that we may not accommodate all members in-house; therefore, we use a highly sophisticated referral system.
Project NAS believes in the "Holistic Approach," meaning we meet our members where they are as it relates to their biological, sociological, psychological, financial, cultural, and spiritual needs. The staff of Project NAS understands that we may not accommodate all members in-house; therefore, we use a highly sophisticated referral system.
Project NAS is fortunate to have the support of our wonderful community. You can do your part to help the community. Listed below are ways you can help. Whether volunteering, taking part in a fundraising event, or making a donation.
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States