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Change your thoughts and you will change your life.

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Cancel All Negative Thoughts dba CANT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing various programs to serve the community in Southern California. CANT’s goal is to foster a commitment to the community by providing access to mentoring programs for at-risk youth, outreach to the homeless community, and more. 

 

Through repeated failures in the classroom and the fostering of destructive habits, at-risk young people have lost faith in the possibilities that await them. To unlock their full potential, young people must be in a caring, inclusive learning environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect.

 

CANT was founded by Joe Greathouse as a direct response to the growing number of young children who have nowhere to go after school or who don’t have money for tutors. The goal of the program is to identify youths who are experiencing a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer them a positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. 

Meet The Team

JOE GREATHOUSE

FOUNDER

Joe Greathouse grew up the only boy in a household with his mother, grandmother, aunt, and two sisters. Eventually taking lead as the man of the house, Greathouse cared for his sisters while his mother was away at work. This responsibility was the spark that lit the fire for Greathouse's passion to help and care for others. While attending fashion school, he began to wonder how he could utilize his passion for apparel to foster change in his community. Thus, CANT was born.

PATRICIA GUTIERREZ

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, ORANGE COUNTY

Patricia Gutierrez is from Fullerton, CA. During her senior year of high school, she interned as a realtor and discovered she had a passion for real estate. She began her career post high school after realizing that she could be an influence among her community and continue to help families find their dream homes. Although she prides herself in her work in real estate her main priority and accomplishments are her two boys, Donavon, 9 and Jayden, 5. As a single mom she strives to teach her sons with hard work, honesty, determination and as God as priority all is possible.

BRANDI TRIPLETT

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, INLAND EMPIRE

Brandi Triplett is from Los Angeles, CA. In 6th grade, Triplett discovered her desire to help those around her and joined a committee at school that would collect shoe boxes and fill them with toiletries to be passed out to the homeless. By age 13, Triplett joined the Junior Women’s Service Board. Throughout her teenage years, Triplett was a member of a several committees and organizations in which she rendered services of writing, tutoring and helping to feed and clothe those in need. She currently resides in Riverside, CA with her son, Jeremiah.