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Monday, April 28, 2014
Today is the beginning of a unique opportunity to do something special. It's simple and easy, just click a link and vote for BALLERS BREAKFAST.
What will your vote do?
BALLERS BREAKFAST will create hope beyond the violent streets. Through a weekend mentoring and athletic program, the Hope Center will attract young men from the violent neighborhoods of Buffalo. The initial program will run over the summer as an open basketball league to be played outdoors (indoors due to inclement weather.)
Every Saturday morning will begin with breakfast and a mentoring session. The power of this program lies in the number of collaborating organizations collectively combining their strengths to provide hope and a future for young men who are at-risk of violence. After the morning session that will last approximately 2 hours, the young men will play ball for about 4 hours. The league will follow strict adherence to the code of conduct used in high school sports. Funds would be used to purchase portable rims and backboards, training materials, facility maintenance, and youth program needs.
How much of a lasting impact on your community will your cause have?
Collaboration between community groups is a model of teamwork that will impact a city. Young people in gangs who fight turf wars against each other have witnessed the acrimony between politicians, government agencies and community organizations. Urban Christian Ministries, Mentor Force, Xertion Youth, Project L.E.E, and The Homicide Education & Prevention Project will combine forces and work as a team. Putting young people first and pooling talents, resources and expertise will become a model for a segregated community.
All of the leaders of these respective organizations have personally felt the devastation of losing a young man to violence. They are all personally involved with young guys who are members of gangs. We recognize that the young men want to live safe and productive lives but lack the belief in themselves to make it happen. We are changing neighborhoods one young person at a time. Through a team approach we will reduce violence, poverty and segregation in Buffalo.
Could you please help us? It's easy to click a link. Please vote for Ballers Breakfast. There are 5 organizations collaborating to give young men a chance to climb above poverty, segregation and violence. It's easy for each of you to vote 10 times per day for Ballers Breakfast.
You can make a difference by voting 10X per day until May 17th. Please forward this Bright Spot Report to everyone who has access to Facebook. You your Smart Phone right now, it's simple and it may save a life.
Thanks for your time.
Go do something nice for somebody.
Founder / Mentor Force
Mentor Force is an organization of initiators.
We help young people who are at risk of leading impoverished and violent lives.
We teach teachers, mentors and youth leaders how to build healthy relationships that make young people feel valued. Our goal is to ensure that every student has the benefit of being guided by a Mentor. If we can help you reach your potential as a Mentoring organization please contact us:
716-830-8240 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.youthwithapurpose.org
We are available for school assemblies and educator conferences.