Jackson’s Kendall Brown and Allan Anderson recognized the importance of creating a “cultural transition” in Jackson and the way they communicate with each other. They took ideas from their group of friends to unite the community, stop the violence, maintain better relations with the police, and turn others on the road.
Here’s how to do it.
How Yardbills started
According to Brown and Anderson, “Yardbel” comes when someone says what some people call “struggle words.” Then they call it “measurable damage,” that is, they either talk things out or take it to the yard and put it in a box … and then they go back to having fun together.
Then they saw a message and an opportunity there, so they started LLC and Yardles was on his way to spread the same anti-violence message and better conflict resolution tools around the community.
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Now “Wait, are you trying to solve the riots … more violence?” You might think.
However, that cannot be beyond their mission.
The people behind Yardbelb are really trying to create a “cultural change” in the community. They don’t go out and play with young people today and they fight like they used to be. Everything is behind the screen so they don’t know how to handle it when they are in conflict and they are more likely to carry guns to solve their problems.
Now, people come together to discuss things or to box, and people use yards to crush their “bulls.”
Yardble Events – More than Amateur Boxes
There is, of course, “bullfighting” at these events, but there are also children’s activities such as Jackson-area musicians, local food and vendors, basements and slides, and police officers. Dun tanks.
Brown and Anderson’s events are more of a “show of Jackson’s best footing” and show that the community is giving, and people are trying to change their negative perceptions of Jackson.
It’s all about promoting “community unity.”
Of course, there is a boxing competition where Bunnie and Anderson say they have no interest and no “standards,” people who can easily get into trouble with each other and want to solve it once and for all.
They say the event begins and ends with prayer, and after the battle is over, they say, “Win, win or draw.”
Future plans for Yardables
To the point where Brown and Anderson want to take the organization, preparations are stepping on stones to get there.
“There are a lot of Jackson categories,” he said. Which is true, there is Lake Vanderuk, there is the center of Michigan, and many other, often small communities that ignore the city of Jackson. We are all Jackson and we all have positive things to offer.
That’s why Yardbels’ two-year five-year plan is to raise enough money and awareness to start a future program using the Detroit Downtown boxing team as an example.
To help children acquire resources, they want to start an after-school program to see what is missing in the community. The plan of the program is to make academies free for children, that is, they must continue to achieve certain results in order to participate.
Then you will learn the basics of life skills, self-defense, anti-violence resolution, financial literacy and all the preparation for adulthood and / or college.
Yardbells Event – September 4, 2021
Brown and Anderson, co-hosted by Jackson Maxpesses, said the first part of the day will be a “two-part program” that runs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Here is where Yardbelt wants to use this part of the day as the “end of summer noise” so that the community can come, enjoy the houses they jump on, ski and slide, tank tanks, and so on. Community after a long separation.
The second part begins after 4:30 and this is when boxing and music will be presented on a day full of “little things for everyone”.
After 8 p.m., Yardbel sailors went to the Chess Sports Bar, but Brown and Anderson said they were “critical” to their success by sponsoring their events.
It would be a “postpartum” thing to wrap up what looks like a wonderful day to bring the community together;
If you wish to participate in the event on September 4, you can enter the $ 10 admission fee free of charge for those ages 14 and older.
We will never wait to see the yardsticks achieve their goals with this unique example to see what you want to change in your community and do something about it!
Special thanks to Kendall Brown and Allan Anderson for discussing with us and distributing their message ‘Guns Down, Gloves Up’.
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