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Able Nation came about to fulfill the need for church, school and civic group security. We spoke with many schools and churches to find out what they were doing to secure their people. We all agreed that the safety of our children and families was critical, but many did not have the funds necessary for the training. We began by donating time and financial support. The concept grew as others heard about our efforts. In June of 2018, we formed Able Nation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, to raise the funds for security training and education, material donations (medical kits and protective vests), and the donation of security protection at events.
What We Do
Training and Education
provide hands-on training in both armed and unarmed solutions to terrorist attacks, active shooter threats and potential life-threatening situations.
provide the security personnel for school, church and civic group events.
provide medical kits, lock boxes, security products, and access control for schools, churches and civic groups.
In the last few years, our organization has:
- Provided financial assistance to 7 families at Christmas.
- Provided church scholarships for advanced training.
- Purchased 12 more trauma kits for distribution to churches and Schools.
- Provided protective vests for schools.
- Provided funding for public service video.
- Released scholarship money for 12 more students.
- Assisted in a 36 church security all day seminar.
- Assisted in a joint training for Weld County police, EMS and School Administration.
- Released scholarship money for 8 students.
- Entered into discussions with Douglas county to improve school safety following the STEM school shooting.
- Went on an 8-state, 4200-mile Lineage ride to raise awareness of Church and School safety. Along the way AN gave away 8 medical kits and met with several interested parties resulting in $41,000 raised.
- Donated money for the improvement of training center.
- Purchased 22 medical kits for free distribution to churches.
- Funded “Protector” training for Carli B., a high school senior doing research on situational awareness and self-defense.
- First AN Gala Fundraiser, raised $15,000.
- Funded its first church 4-hour class to develop uniform, safe and accurate basics of defense and safety.
- Raised $10,000 to assist in helping organizations in need.
- ABLE NATION Formed as a 501(c)3 charitable organization to increase security and safety in schools, churches and civic groups.
The opportunities provided to me through Able Nation have not only allowed me to experience the world from an adult’s perspective, but also to develop my situational awareness so I can succeed in future endeavors beyond high school. Through their generous scholarship funds, I have been able to explore new interests, establish new connections with people from a far different demographic than my own, and progressively expand my ability to defend myself and others. Able Nation is dedicated to helping individuals like myself acquire new skills in order to better protect those around them.
Ensuring security teams are properly trained and equipped is a difficult and costly endeavor, especially to church’s and non-profits. Able Nation is a tremendous non-profit that helped my church, Grace Chapel, receive the training it needed through the Able Shepherd program. With the help of Able Nation, we were able to send a large number of people in my Security Team through the POP class with Able Shepherd. Many of the people who attended the POP class, also decided to continue with the rest of the Able Shepherd program, which I am very thankful for. We are extremely thankful for the help they have been and the Able Shepherd program.
I would just like to say on behalf of Kings Way Christian Academy including our staff, parents and children, thank you to Able Nation for being the leader in making our school a safer place to learn. Without an organization like Able Nation I am not sure how places like a school would know or understand the importance of specific safety measures that you have recommended and provided to us. Thank you and God Bless Able Nation!
Dollars Raised 2020
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We are grateful for the support we have received.
People Trained 2020
Total People Trained
Each person trained can make their whole community safer effecting thousands of others.
Medical Kits delivered 2020
Total Medical Kits delivered
While we hope they never get used, we know they can save lives.
Protective Vests Delivered 2020
Total Protective Vests Delivered
The protective vests were given to key school personnel.
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Board of Directors
Jimmy spent over 15 years in the US Navy SEAL Teams earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E7). During that time, he earned certifications as a Sniper, Joint Tactical Air Controller, Range Safety Officer for Live Fire, Dynamic Movement and Master Training Specialist. He also served for 7 years as an Operator and Lead Instructor for an Elite Federal Government Protective Detail for High-Risk and Critical environments, to include; Kirkuk, Iraq, Kabul, Afghanistan, Beirut, Lebanon and Benghazi, Libya. During this time, he earned his certification for Federal Firearms Instructor, Simunition Scenario Qualified Instructor and Certified Skills Facilitator. Jimmy has trained law enforcement on the Federal, State, and Local levels as well as Fire Department, EMS and Dispatch personnel. He has traveled across the nation training communities in order to enhance their level of readiness in response to active shooter situations. Graham and his team of experts provide hands-on training in both armed and unarmed solutions to terrorist attacks, active shooter threats and potential life-threatening situations.
When I attended the opening of the Active Shooters Response Training Center (ASRTC) in April of 2016, I was instantly hooked; both to the training and Jimmy Graham. Over the next year I began to assist with more functions such as improving the safety and security of elementary schools. Jimmy and I would donate time, money, and material; but we were limited. Since there was so much more to do, we needed to find help. This is what lead us to create Able Nation, a 501c3 with a mission of helping schools, churches, and civic groups. In our first year we accomplished a lot, and we are excited about the future.
Our Partners & Sponsors
Bullets Both Ways
Bullets Both Ways is a brand and apparel line specifically created to support and promote protection in our nation’s schools, churches and communities.
Able Shepherd is a progressive training program designed to empower members with a variety of skills to better themselves in order to protect, guide and strengthen their communities.
Daniel Defense is a family owned and privately held firearms manufacturer located in Black Creek, Georgia. Daniel’s Defense manufactures the world’s finest AR-15 rifles, rail systems, and accessories for civilian, law enforcement, and military customers.