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RKJ Scholarship

Are you a current high school senior or undergraduate & has lost a parent or guardian to gun violence? Please consider applying to our 2023-2024 scholarship below!

Redemption/Prison Outreach

Are you a surviving family member who would like to meet face to face with your offender, in the hopes of finding answers or seeking some sense of closure? RKJ Foundation would love to support you through this transformational experience. 

Are you a prison, juvenile center or other business & would like for the RKJ team to come share our story? Please complete the "request speaker" form below. 

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Bereavement Assistance

Have you lost an immediate family member (Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Husband, Wife, Son or Daughter) to gun violence within the past 6 months? Need financial assistance, please apply below!
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“I dreamed my whole life and worked as a single mom going to school to be a LCSW therapist to help others. My son was so proud of me as I was him. He was murdered the day before his high school graduation, where he achieved his Core 40 diploma 6 months earlier. I won’t see him graduate from college, get married, go shopping for his first apartment, there are no more firsts for me & my son to enjoy & celebrate together.” 


                                   -𝒯𝑜𝓃𝓎𝒶 𝐻𝑒𝑔𝓌𝑜𝑜𝒹

Our deepest condolences to Briana who unfortunately lost her father to gun violence on June 5, 2021.

“Losing my husband to gun violence affects me everyday, mentally, physically, financially, and emotionally. I have to adjust to a new normal that no one should be forced into. I lost my husband 11 days after his 35th birthday & we only had been married for 20 months. My husband was a great provider, father, son, brother, and uncle. The world has gotten a lot darker for a lot of people when my husband was taken from it. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell my story again.” 


                                   -Gwendolyn Johnson

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