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Improves the mindsets of inner city kids
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There is a need for more youth support in DC. The issue isn't simply having the programs readily available to our inner city kids but more importantly showing the youth that there is an abundance of programs that can help put them on the right path for success and properly introducing these programs to them.
Improves the mindsets of inner city kids
Forces the youth to reevaluate where they want to be in the future
Reinforces good behavior
The youth are able to still feel like they are in control of their paths
Introduces the youth to a good support system and people who want the best for them
Jess Arnold - DC youth are some of the most 'at-risk' in the U.S. Now, a non-profit is working to change that (July 18, 2019)https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/a-new-report-says-dc-youth-are-some-of-the-most-at-risk-in-the-us-now-a-non-profit-is-working-to-change-that/65-2b55e71d-2879-49a4-af1f-17e03b4c8517
"“These are the outcomes of long-term, generational inequality to equal resources and access to resources," said Cook. "So, we all have to be very intentional in this work.”The non-profit provides swim classes, a rowing team, and other activities that Cook said kids in his community wouldn't typically be able to access."
Kent Pekel - The Recipe for Success (Invalid date)https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_recipe_for_youth_success
The relationships you build with the youth have a major impact and influence on how they turn out in the future. "“Invest in interventions that emphasize relationships.”... It’s rare to find a school, youth program, or community coalition that doesn’t say it values the relationships in young people’s lives."
The organization was started in 2018 to improve the youth in the District of Columbia. We begin our journey of 16 tutor/ counselors and 25 students. We surpassed the expected number of youth and have now reached 200 students from all over the city of all different backgrounds, races, and struggles. We plan to continue to create a safe and creative space for the youth of D.C. We do this in order to help the youth find a steady path and improve their future. We expect that our staff help motivate, engage with, and continuously push our students to do better. Our program is not only focused on mentor-ship, we also encourage students to find some type of activity whether that be poetry, art, club sports, or photography.
When you think of inner city kids what's the first thought that comes to mind? Trouble makers, thugs, etc. They usually always get a bad rep. Our goal and overall purpose is to change their narrative. I want this program to grow bigger than just DC. Every city, every inner city youth deserves the brightest future possible so that they can get away from this negative light that they have been portrayed under. Therefore, in order to make this happen we need help from as many people/organizations as we can get as well as taking into consideration future and present expenses.
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