Hoops on Mission gives youths a sense of Mission so they can be the best version of themselves. “I’m always saying to kids, ‘How you act at school, talk to your parents, it’s all about Living Life on Mission’,” says Dwayne Jackson, HOM founder. Through basketball, mentorship and counseling, HOM tries to inspire, empower and equip youths with a positive identity and purpose for their lives. With proper tools, they can get through any roadblocks life throws at them. HOM partners with churches, schools, and business professionals to encourage youths to "Live on Mission" every day. POVERTY 246,477 Lee County residents live below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. ADDICTION 955 Lee County residents overdosed on opioid drugs in 2017. VIOLENCE 5,790 Children show up in a hospital emergency department to be treated for a firearm-related injury each year in the U.S.