A mentoring program that helps young students develop their skills in science, math, technology and art is in need of help from the community.
What an amazing finale! Our young people had a blast and like a 5 STAR TEAM, everyone held their own and we had an awesome day! Everyone NAILED their presentations and I am so overjoyed that our hard work is being recognized. Below you will find the news stories that we were covered in.
I had an amazing time working with the Silent Revolution Team and everyone involved we all and look forward to working with you all again!
Thank you again for all you do to support youth with CARES Mentoring Movement and our program at Williams Park Community Center in Overtown.
I ask of you a favor, to please spread the word about the Channel 10 story on #superfriends and the launch last week of their powerful campaign called My Future, My Choice.
The event took place last Friday night at Lyric Theater with a packed house all in support of helping find a solution to stop the violence and elevate young people in our communities. The campaign acknowledges it’s take innovative organizations and volunteers, like all of you, to help put an end to teen gun violence, heal the trauma our young people face everyday and help them see something bigger than their current circumstance
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The program has been going on for 10 weeks at Williams Park. Many of the students have shown their accomplishments in the program. “We build it from scratch, and basically, we just had to put it on piece by piece, which took about five days, I might say,” said eighth-grader Autouri Bellamy.
Bellamy said that his involvement in the program has made him realize his professional dreams. “It makes me want to do this in the future as my dream job: building robots, encoding, tech for space stations and computers,” he said.
All of the students wear headphones during the afternoon that allow them to receive instructions from the mentors easily.
Organizers for the project are requesting the help of the community. They need more funding in order to keep the program growing. “We absolutely need funding, so we can keep providing programs, keep having events like this, so the kids can show the work that they have done over the weeks and also to recruit more members.”