Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization promoting Drug Education & Prevention through a dynamic music and storytelling experience. We’re based in St. Louis, Missouri, but travel nationwide to share our message.

Joe Richardson


While Joe Richardson had the honor of playing major league baseball for the Boston Red Sox, his true passion has always been his family and friends, and spreading the word that heroin use will destroy not just your life, but the lives of those around you.Having personally experienced the ramifications of loved ones using drugs, Joe travels with Jeff to schools across the country to warn students and faculty that addiction and death can happen even after using heroin only ONCE.

Jeff Mozingo


Jeff Mozingo has been surrounded by music his entire life. His father, Don, was a music teacher for 20 years before starting the family business, Mozingo Music, in 1972. After earning a Bachelor of Music Performance degree at Southeast Missouri State University, teaching percussion, and playing professionally for over 29 years, Jeff now runs Mozingo Music with his brother, David. They are committed to furthering music education, servicing each school and music teacher, and helping to benefit their programs. He does numerous clinics for area school districts explaining sound using various percussion instruments keeping music education his main focus.Along with playing and speaking for The Awaken Project, Jeff currently plays drums for contemporary Christian artist Mark Roach and a latin/jazz band Soul Circus under the direction of Lorenzo Trujillo. His wife Rhonda and two children, Beth & Chris, are all musically inclined.