Developing Options is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2004 by peacemaker, Eugene “Big U” Henley, that provides: advocacy, education, resources, training and development to aid in the betterment of underserved communities in Southern California and worldwide.
Crenshaw Colts Youth Cheerleading Team
Crenshaw Colts Youth Football Team
and when properly harnessed they provide people with the power and skills needed to effect change in their own communities."
Our programs are recognized by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for significantly reducing gang violence in South Los Angeles under The G.R.Y.D. (Gang Reduction Youth Development) Program.
Our services were responsible for record-breaking numbers in third quarter of 2009, in which there were no reported gang shootings for over entire month within the 77th police precinct's district.