A Pause 4 The Cause, Inc., was started due to the social problems that infiltrate our communities in regards to the many killings and self-destructive behaviors exhibited by our youth. We felt, that gang related crimes and other violent activities occurred because our youth are unable to express themselves through positive venues therefore, as an alternative, these youth acted on negative thoughts through self-destructive behaviors and violent actions. We believe if the youth had alternative ways to express their thoughts, beliefs, and abilities then finding solace and peace within could and would be attained and they would no longer deem it necessary to engage in violence, self-destructive behaviors, and activities. A Pause 4 The Cause, Inc., provides positive opportunities and support for our youth and the underserved populations by assisting with funding for education, prevention, and treatment while discovering positive ways to expressions themselves. We believe if our youth started to value their lives, then they could find value in each other’s lives. We believe when a person has the proper tools to do better, they start believing that they can do better.