love what yall are doing! My project is similar, my mother was a drug, father was killed when I was 10, and never met him. Because of that I was a kid who had access to multiple drugs from the time I was 9 years old. But I choose to be different, like you are trying to help the youth do, and went on to eventually graduate and play football at a Division 1 program in Michigan. These kids are in desperate need of guidance. I watched my friends when I was with at 10 years old do drugs and drink and I choose to leave them. What you guy are doing gives kids hope. Get back in contact with me, we can definitely benefit from talking some more.
This is a great way to help kids get off the streets! I love the fact that you guys help to get these young students into college and give them the opportunity to grow and thrive! As a foster kid myself there where was a time in my life I didn't know if I would ever have an opportunity to go to college. The fact your program lends hands to students is amazing keep rocking!!
I really like this idea! It is important for kids to have a voice, especially in the middle of hardships. I like the mic night, you were talking about, where the youth have opportunity to speak. I write and recite spoken word which is a form of poetry in hopes of communicating with others in a different way. My project aims to help the youth as well, and I like your approach to giving kids a voice, if I could be of any help let me know! I think it would be awesome to see some of the youth exercise their creative mind and recite or even write their own forms of poetry!