WHO WE ARE.
mission + values.
creating opportunities for our community
Our communities have a long history of socioeconomic injustices, which have created generational disparities; making it more difficult to advance in society. Our Own serves as a catalyst for innovation and epicenter to provide those who are underserved access to resources, knowledge, tools, and skills that empowers them to reimagine their communities.
We are dismantling systemic barriers in nutrition, education, entrepreneurship, mental health and physical fitness to further ensure racial equity and social justice.
Dustin is a Mentor, Physical and Mental Health Advocate, and the Founder of Our Own. After graduating with a degree in Psychology and Sociology, Dustin went on to work for various nonprofit organizations that focused on behavioral prevention with inner city youth. His firsthand experience has given him deep knowledge and understanding of issues in providing optimal health that helps individuals achieve greatness. Such awareness equips Dustin to offer unprecedented and exceedingly outstanding care to our youth and young adults. Having a strong connection with the community and the traumas our youth face daily, he decided to dedicate his time on creating solutions that would help communities grow and utilized non-traditional engagement strategies to assist with reducing stigma related to mental health treatment. Dustin’s phenomenal energy, friendly and approachable personality, as well as affection for people are what makes him unique and truly for the people.