IRON Lives, Inc.

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Dr. Allison J. Jordan
Primary Contact Name
Allison Jordan
Main Address

IRON Lives
722b Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
United States

IRON Lives, Inc.
PO Box 1262
Lynchburg, VA 24505
United States

What We Do

Today's youth face negative pressures. As a result, they risk making life-altering decisions that leave a devastating impact on their future: 

  • Participating in risk taking behavior--in real life and on social media
  • Disconnecting from familiar peers and adults
  • Trying to fit in with others
  • Lacking necessary knowledge, skills, and opportunities to be life-ready


For more than a decade, IRON Lives has been breaking the cycle of negativity through proven research-based programs that take students from striving to thriving. 

IRON Lives operates on a BUILD, SUPPORT, SEND model for youth. 

Build- Mentors and guest speakers from the IRON social immune system build character, life skills, and meaningful positive relationships with students.

Support-Mentors, guest speakers, and volunteers from the IRON social immune system engage youth through workshops designed to practice life-ready skills and social activities to maintain interest in IRON Lives programming.

Send- IRON youth participate in community events and acts of service alongside mentors and community leaders for authentic leadership opportunities.

Interesting Info
  • Iron Lives has impacted more than 2,500 students and counting.
  • IRON Lives partnered with 19 community organizations in 2022. Collaboration is impactful!
  • We currently have programming in Amherst, Bedford, and the city of Lynchburg.
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