Save Our Seeds is a youth based anti violence and job readiness initiative. Save our Seeds an initiative at Hands That Make A Difference, located at 2821 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NY 10039, utilizes the creativity of its youth to create anti violence messages, while teaching conflict resolution, communication and interview skills. If you say no to violence, you must say yes to self sufficiency. Save our Seeds will utilize antiviolent slogans created by youth ages 10 - 24 to get the messages out that violence does not solve problems, but communication and respect for people, property, and space, does.
We will give each of our participants an opportunity to create an anti violence slogan. We will pick the best two or three out of the bunch that we receive. The two that we use will be placed on our TShirts. The others will be placed on flyers, on pillows, and used in our anti violence public service announcement.
Once we receive all of the flyers, tshirts and pillows back, we will pick the day that we will march from West 150th and Frederick Douglass Blvd to West 125th and Frederick Douglass Blvd.
We will recruit youth as we march, by giving out flyers, cards and asking parents to have their children participate. Once we have our 25 youth that are committed to participate in the public service announcements, we will create five public service announcements with five different youth in each psa. The youth will have their slogans, will create short skits as well as give a testimony of how violence influenced their lives and what peace can do to change their conditions. Once we create the public service announcements we will work with the 16 - 24 year olds in learning how to create a resume, learn basic office skills and tap into their goals, whether it is college, armed services or the work world.
why we're doing it
The youth in Harlem have limited resources, outreach is imperative and people are idle getting into gangs and engaging in negative activities. We want to channel the creative skills of our youth into positivity so that they do not become a part of the negative statistics that are often attached to urban youth.
$1,500 300 Tshirts, Vista Print
$ 500 Flyers and posters, Vista Print
$ 500 Stipends for youth completeing anti violence PSA (to be divided by 10 youth) for transportation to job interviews
$ 500 Nutritional foods (fruits, sandwiches) (Food Town Supermarket)
$1,000 Stipend for Job Counselor
SUBTOTAL = $4,000
$35 ioby Platform Fee
$120 ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
TOTAL TO RAISE = $4,155
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