About my company
The Tre' Devon Lane Foundation was founded in 2012, after my 19 year old son son Tre' was tragically killed by an act of senseless gun violence. Before sacrificing his life to save two young ladies, avoiding a larger tragedy, Tre' attended college at MCCC in West Windsor, NJ majoring in social work, and worked as a part-time security guard. Tre' showed us all the true meaning of what it means to be "selfless".
Our mission is to find solutions to end gun violence and begin developing young productive children that will be the leaders of our community in the future by providing a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment, where our students along with their families, can feel competent to achieve their individual potential. Our mission is to find solutions to end gun violence, and build up future leaders that will be productive rather than destructive.
Our foundation mentors girls and boys. We also provide High School Scholarships, have programs such as Sisters Inspiring Sisters and Project Men Inspiring New Seeds, and host an annual Gala where we honor good deeds every year and then those honorees submit prospective honorees.
I chose this career path because
I founded the Tre' Devon Lane Foundation and started a scholarship to honor my son's life and memory. After such a tragic loss, I am committed to the fight to end gun violence and I am also now a national spokesperson and advocate.
I am also an entrepreneur and am soon to launch a business Busy Bees Natural Products.
I prepared for this career by
I am pursuing my BS in Entrepreneurship at Grand Canyon University.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
I am feeling short sighted myself as I wanted to graduate with my son and then he was killed and could not do that.
My greatest strength(s)
My strengths include mentoring, public speaking, and being a role model for our youth.
My greatest accomplishment to date
My greatest accomplishment is my son. He taught me how to persevere and move forward past my own grief and help others.
My personal/professional goals
I plan to continue growing and expanding my reach as a spokesperson against gun-violence. This year, I will be training in D.C. under the Everytown Fellowship Program, which was started after Sandy Hook.
I also envision getting my own building for the foundation and promoting my book, "After the Storm" which I am currently still editing. Toward that end, we are currently in fundraising mode for a building fund and we are befriending politicians and the influential people in our community.
What/Who has inspired me the most
My son showed me the way. He saved two girls and wanted to be a social worker.
I most want to be known/remembered for
I want to be remembered as an inspiration to other women who lost children and for what I gave to the community.
I have received the following Honors/Awards/Scholarships
- Fierce and Fearless Award, 2016
- Senator Turner Recognition Award, 2015
- Consistory Community Service Award, Lodge #48
I support the missions of these charities/volunteer my time
- Not in My Neighborhood
- Rising Over Sexual Abuse - Committee member
- Million Moms March
- Moms Demand Action (National Organization for for Gun Sense and Gun Safety)
- Everytown - Spokesperson
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I enjoy traveling.