Tariq Khamisa Foundation

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TKF(The Tariq Khamisa Foundation) "was founded by Azim Khamisa to "stop kids from killing kids " after the 1995 shooting death of his 20-year-old son Tariq by a 14-year-old gang member. TKF provides powerful and proven school-based violence prevention education programs including the Violence Impact Forum (VIF) for students to inspire and empower them to say "no" to gangs, guns and violence." [1]

"TKF and its founders, Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix, have been the recipients of numerous awards. In April 1997, Azim & Ples received the National Crime Victims "Special Community Service Award" in Washington, D.C. (presented by Attorney General Janet Reno and Vice-President Al Gore). In 1998, Azim was invited to the White House for a presidential panel on school violence. In December 2002, Azim & Ples returned to Washington, D.C. to receive the prestigious "Common Ground Award." " [2]


Web: http://www.tkf.org

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  1. Story, Tariq Khamisa Foundation, accessed January 2, 2009.
  2. Awards and Honors, Tariq Khamisa Foundation, accessed January 2, 2009.