Jacquin Benson Jr. was born on September 9, 1977 to the parentage of Thelma and Jacquin Benson Sr. He attended school in Blytheville, AR. where he became an honor roll student and received statewide honors as a standout football player. Jacquin, also known as Beef by his friends, graduated from Blytheville High in 1995. Upon graduation, he had thoughts on a college football career but they never materialized. Although he came from a great home, Jacquin still wanted to hang out and see what the streets had to offer. Most of his friends indulged in drug activity and he wanted to have a place in that. This caused him to see many friends go to jail and even lose their lives to the streets. Throughout all that happened around him, GOD saw fit to keep him. Once Jacquin realized this, he decided to make a change in his life. He is the proud father of four children (Ja'Nequa, Jacquin, Jalyn, and Asya.) Jacquin went back to college, graduating Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University(SEMO) with a Degree in Criminal Justice. He was inducted into Gamma Beta Phi (Honor Society), Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society) and is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Jacquin feels this organization is set to be the change our community wants to see.
We intend on STRENGTHEN ALL OF OUR BROTHERS (Luke 22:32).
Yes, We are ready for war!!
Jacquin Benson Jr.
Co-Director, Healing In The Hood