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About Carter's Crew

Founded by Amber Govan in 2018, Carter's Crew provides teens an environment in which they can reach their fullest potential.


The services we provide are based on the lived experience of Amber and the services that she needed as a teen.  Having experienced more than four adverse childhood experiences and being labeled as "at-risk" all of her life, it was important to Amber that she come back to the community and show teens that where you are doesn't have to be your final destination.


Carter's Crew is named after Amber's most valuable possession in this world, her son Carter. What started off as a small home-based venue has grown into an enterprise that’s committed to empowering children of all backgrounds.

Board of Directors


Makesha Washington, President 

Talisha Phifer, Vice President 

Jasmine Wilson, Treasurer 

Megan Guerndt Kimbell, Member

Anchor 1

Services Offered


  • After School Care - Click here for the registration form.

  • Referrals to Community Resources

  • Emergency Support Assistance (As funding is available)

  • Community food and clothing giveaways

  • Classes about budgeting, career readiness, resume writing and other life skills development

  • Diversion services

  • Outreach and Education Services

  • Re-entry Services (juvenile and adult)

  • Life Skills Classes

  • Healthy Relationships classes

Educational Opportunities

Education is a factor of great importance to the success of a child. Providing tutoring and assistance with homework, encouragement, and the tools necessary for success, including improved parent participation, inspires participants to complete secondary education and increase graduation rates among minors identified as at-risk. Carter’s Crew will introduce participants to post-secondary and trade school opportunities. Carter's Crew offers after school programming for youth ages 12-17 in Pulaski County.  We offer virtual classes and in person after school programming.  Our youth programs are federally, state and privately funded.  All services provided to families are free of charge to them. 

Un-Repeating The Cycle

"The Un-Repeating the Cycle” project is a program designed to deter gang enrollment among youth aged 12-17, reduce the number of violent crimes committed by and against the targeted demographic, increase family participation in activities for those at risk of gang recruitment, provide education, training, resources and a safe environment in which to learn and grow.

This project is supported by Grant 2020PBBX0020 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice (OJJDP) Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.

  • 3 Month Commitment to complete 20 hours of educational curriculum

  • Career Readiness

  • Job Development Opportunities

  • Aggression Replacement Training (Anger management, moral reasoning and conflict resolution)

  • Mentoring Services (Group and individual)

  • Food and Clothing Pantry Access

  • Case Management Services

  • Family Nights

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