Stevie Moore is an ex-felon who has served time in several penal institutions for selling drugs. He has successsfully transformed his life and is now a local businessman, political consultant, community activist, a devoted Christian where he serves as a deacon in his church and is married with five children. He dedicates himself to motivating individuals to overcome negative influences in their lives. Stevie's strengths are marketing, mediating and counselling, and working collaboratively to provide holistic solutions to the issues of poverty, lack and negative influences that affect the quality of life for urban youth and young adults.
He and his wife are business owners of Turning Point, Inc. which offers an array of services that include consulting, counseling, motivational speaking, project management and referral services. He helps ex-offenders re-enter into society by assisting them in getting food assistance, identification, social security, employment and counselling. He has written "The Daily Survival Plan", which is an intervention and prevention program to reach youth and help ex-offenders re-enter society as productive citizens.
In 1983, he founded Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives (F.F.U.N.), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to provide holistic alternatives for youth and young adults to deter them from crime and negative behavior. F.F.U.N. started the "Stop the Killing" initiative in 2003 when his son, Prentice, was tragically killed after leaving the now closed Denim and Diamonds Club. Stevie and F.F.U.N. volunteers host "Stop the Killing" rallies in economically distressed communities throughout Memphis and Shelby County. These rallies unite the community at every level - citizens, victims and offenders, political and spiritual leaders, the business community and grass roots organizations.
His volunteer efforts have contributed to his being recognized by many noteworthy organizations and government entities (local, state and federal). On June 19th, 2007, he received the prestigious Jefferson Awards in recognition for outstanding public service - selected from 30,000 nominations. In addition, he has been recognized by the Shelby County Commissioners along with Mayor AC Wharton, Memphis City Council and United States Congressman Steve Cohen for his outstanding contributions to the community.