We Are Caring People

Across Communities, We Are United in Our Dedication To the Youth

Who We Are

We are senior partners to our youth in finding solutions through their decision making process.​

Our Team

Berthony Napoleon

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Mentor

David McKenzie

Chief Operations Officer, Mentor

R. Clinton Minor

Chairman of Advisory Board, Mentor

Ava Napoleon

Outreach, Fund Raising, Mentor

Russ Barnes

Former Chairman of Advisory Board, Mentor

Nadine Livingston

Round Table Program Director, Mentor

Roderick Cunningham

Advisory Board Member, Mentor

OUR STORY

Five and Two Solutions is from Luke 9:13 in the Bible; Five loaves and Two Fish.  The moral to the story is “Self-Sufficiency and Self-Reliance”:  Start where you are with what you have even if it is five loaves and two fish.

One Sunday school morning in the recreation center of Progress Village in 2005, a group of adults over the age of 40 came to the conclusion that their age group should be the visionaries and leaders of today, since they were at the peak of their productive years.  They noticed also, they have produced no enduring legacy for future generation.
It was acknowledged that the church was the oldest and probably the most respected institution in the society at large and should shoulder some responsibility for the people in Progress Village surrounding the church to include the youth of the village.  This group of adults wanted to do something.
Berthony Napoleon took the opportunity to offer the History and Geography Ministry as a conduit of service to the church especially for the youth of the village to develop a common consciousness, by having monthly family forums.  The purpose of the family forums was to share thoughts both personal and historical, to facilitate communication, promote trust within the congregation and to introduce historical knowledge as a source of wisdom to assist our youth in resolving present day problems.
During the same discussion periods we acknowledged high unemployment and disillusionment were breaking our young people down.  Employers were not eager to meaningfully engage our youth.  This community produce negligeable employments that could impact their youth.
Realizing this as a problem set; Berthony Napoleon invited a few community leaders and former military officers and Non-Commission Officers to join him at his home, on Saturday 6:30 AM.   We engaged in a series of discussions over a period of weeks to formulate a permanent way ahead for our youth.  Through these discussions Five and Two Solutions Group Inc. was born.  Berthony presented the  three principles that the biblical story embodied for this community:
  1. Assess the community to understand their needs and capacities.
  2. Organize their assets no matter how meager.
  3. Feed their Spiritual, Educational and Entrepreneurial needs.
Thus, the Five and Two Solutions Decision Making Process formula of self-sufficiency was established.

Our Approach

Developing the Youth Decision-Making Process:

Success is the result of good decisions.

(a) Assist young adults to develop and utilize a comprehensive Decision Making Process to provide them the ability to produce courses of actions, analyze and decide on the best and most impactful course of action for their decisions

(b) Middle and High Schoolers are exposed to discussing and thinking critically about History and Geography to contextualize their environment, which is key to visionary decisions about themselves their community and their nation.