The name Live In Peace originally developed in response to a time of high violence in the community. Students of ours were in the heart-breaking habit of making "R.I.P." t-shirts that bore the faces of friends or family members who had been killed. We hoped to begin combatting what had become a tragic norm in our youth culture by launching a line of "Live In Peace" t-shirts bearing the faces of our graduates, leaders and community heroes who were very much alive and thriving. As our work grew and developed, the "L.I.P." brand became the natural identity for our organization. While rates of violence are thankfully nowhere near what they were in the past, "Live In Peace" is also a response to the death of dreams and visions, an all-too-common injustice affecting our youth.