The Dannon Project was founded by Jeh Jeh Pruitt and his wife, Kerri Pruitt, in 1999. The organization was named after Dannon Pruitt, Jeh Jeh’s youngest brother, who was killed by a person that had been recently released from prison on a non-violent offense. Kerri believed this young man would have made better choices with his time if he had a strong support system after his release, maybe preventing Dannon’s untimely death. Non-profit status was obtained in October 2003, to help persons in transition, those with addictions on the road to recovery, and non-violent returning citizens on the edge of society.
To be a “Point of Contact” within the community that provides case management, health services, education, and training to reform at-risk populations that result in permanent employment, holistic health, and stable families.
To ensure maximum utilization of private charitable resources and government funding to support the development of healthy communities and lifestyles to decrease at-risk behaviors and economic exclusion caused by generational cycles of poverty.