Children & Youth Prevention Empowerment Network (CYPEN)

Concept Co-Developer & Project Manager

The Children & Youth Prevention Empowerment Network (CYPEN) is a strategic solution-based approach to addressing traumatic childhood experiences that lead to adverse childhood memories and long-term emotional trauma.

CYPEN empowers a network of crisis response teams to support young children whose families have been specifically affected by the heroin/opioid epidemic, homelessness, sexual abuse, violent crimes, incarceration, and truancy.

CYPEN is a division of  Zion Education Center, Inc.

CYPEN Zion Education Center - B.J. Pleasant, Project Manager

Operation Lighthouse Project

Fiscal Manager & Program Evaluator

Operation Lighthouse is a coalition of faith-based organizations within the Shenango Valley working together to implement a holistic approach of engagement that responds to the growing substance abuse and mental health crisis that our children, youth, and adults face on a daily basis.


The Operation Lighthouse Project is based on four pillars of engagement: 1) Awareness & Call to Action; 2) Synergy & Mentoring; 3) Referrals & Treatments and; 4) Support & Recovery.

The Operation Lighthouse Project is a program of Minority Health Center, Inc.

Operation Lighthouse Project - B.J. Pleasant, Fiscal Manager & Program Evaluator