Real-life superheroes saving the world,
one good deed at a time.
WHO WE ARE
The Initiative is a grass roots, global group of volunteers comprised of everyday citizens who have banded together across states and countries to do something heroic each day. We often wear costumes to draw attention to our causes. From homeless outreach to neighborhood watch patrols to free self-defense classes and garbage pickup, the Initiative seeks to better and empower our communities, one good deed at a time.
We are students, teachers, professionals, husbands, wives, parents. We are trained in CPR, de-escalation, self-defense, and various forms of management. We are members of the Community Emergency Response Team and neighborhood watch groups. We volunteer in weekly outreach events, used needle pickup patrols, free self-defense classes and ongoing crime prevention. Some of us are members of the Real Life Superhero (RLSH) community and can be found on Facebook, and as administrators in RLSH welcome groups for new community members.
Sometimes we wear costumes, sometimes we don't. But we're always in superhero mode and ready to serve our community.
Making A Difference
NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY PATROL
We strive to create a safer environment for our communities by conducting neighborhood safety patrols, providing another set of eyes and ears on the streets that are unaffiliated with local law enforcement.
Our members can usually be found carrying a few extra pairs of socks, granola bars, water, etc. to give to those in need. Each month several of our branches host outreach events. Everyone is invited to participate!
FREE SEMINARS: SELF DEFENSE, BYSTANDER INTERVENTION,
& DE-ESCALATION TRAINING
The instructors in our organization give back to the community by teaching free seminars to at-risk groups and anyone who's interested. Contact your local branch to see if you can schedule a seminar.
USED NEEDLE PICKUP AND DISPOSAL
At The Initiative, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this hazardous and growing issue. Since our first pickup in 2012, we've collected tens of thousands of needles. We invite you to learn more and lend your support by coming out on a Sunday to clean up the streets.
From protesting to writing books to occupying seats on the city council, our members stand up and speak out.
MEET THE TEAM
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our team of hardworking altruists is the backbone of The Initiative. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop and expand.
Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
AUSTRALIA BRANCH: BRISBANE
Branch leader of the Australia Initiative in Brisbane, Storm Dragon founded the AUI on August 15, 2017.
A social justice campaigner, activist, artist, adventurer, and longtime practitioner of Kyokoshin karate, he has made it his mission to do what he can to help keep those who slip through the cracks of the system safe.