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TUESDAY - APRIL 27, 2010

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS FROM OUR YOUTH LEADERSHIP NETWORK CONFERENCE CALL:

  • Draft CAN letter of introduction for schools and groups to provide an organization overview and share the programs we offer and/or encourage. (DM)
  • Identify contacts in schools that we could discuss the idea of Youth Buddy System (AD)
  • Identify appropriate contacts in your school that CAN can reach out to who may be responsible for community outreach (all)
  • Determine what else is need to kick off the Community Garden Project to encourage partnership between seniors and youth (BT)
  • Look into possibility of students earning extra credit or community credit for participation in our programs during the summer (DM)
  • Invite everyone you know to participate in our youth program - History & Hot Dogs: Children's March Saturday, May 1, 2010 (all)

 

 

 

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 SATURDAY, FEB. 27TH, 12PM-2:30PM - EDUCATION PANEL: "Kasserian Ingera" and How are the Children? Education at the Crossroads - Central High School, 246 18th Ave., Newark, NJ.  Moderator: Andre Hollis, Principal, New Horizons Community Charter School, Newark, NJ

YOUTH GROUP LEADER WORKSHOP: Saturday, March 27, 2010

3pm to 6pm

ROSELLE COMMUNITY CENTER

1268 SHAFFER AVENUE

ROSELLE, NJ

TO REGISTER: CALL 908-298-8225

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PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK FROM YOUTH LEADER WORKSHOP ON 3/27/10 CLICK HERE:

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YOUTH ACTION PLAN
2010

SPEAKERS GROUP

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

  • Deliver relevant topics to youth, youth groups, schools, organizations.
  • Adopt schools, youth groups, organizations.
  • Sponsor/host Youth Leader Workshop - 3/27/10
  • Mentor Youth and Youth Leaders.

VIDEOS
  • Black Candle, M.K. Asante, Jr.
  • A War for Your Soul, Erisai Films
  • Sankofa, A Haile Gerima Film
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Dr. Joy DeGruy
  • A Girl Like Me, Kiri Davis
  • Stand the Movie, Tavis Smiley
  • Ray, Universal Studios
  • Egalite for All: Toussaint Louveture and the Haitian Revolution, PBS Home Video
  • Breaking the Huddle: HBO Special (documentary)
  • Redemption: Story of StanleyTookie Williams
  • Prom Night in Mississipp, Paul Saltzman, Director (documentary)
  • With All Deliberate Speed, Peter Gilbert, Director (documentary)
  • Adam Clayton Powell, narrated by Julian Bond (documentary)
  • American Violet, Tim Disney, Director (social issue drama)
  • Invictus, Clint Eastwood, Director, (drama based on end of apartheid in South Africa)
  • A Great Day in Harlem/The Spitball Story, Jean Back, Directory (documentary famous 1958 jazz artist photo)
  • American Blackout, Ian Inaba, story about the election process and challenges of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
  • The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, Keith Beauchamp (documentary)
  • An Inconvienent Truth, Davis Guggenheim, Director (documentary)
  • The Pursuit of Happiness, Gabriele Muccino, (drama) based on life of Chris Gardner


BOOKS:
  • Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community & Culture by Dr. Maulana Karenga, the creator of Kwanzaa
  • From Purpose to Promise Driven Life: A Prescripton for Making the Difference You Were Born to Make by Dr. Therman E. Evans
  • Black Quizzes, African-American History & Trivia, Ronald S. Mathis
  • The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
  • IDA: A Sword Among Lions, Paula J. Giddings

AFRICAN AND HISPANIC FOCUS

 
 
PROGRAMS UNDER DEVELOPMENT


PANELS:

  • "Kasserian Ingera" means and How are the Children? EDUCATION AT THE CROSS ROADS  - 2/27/10
  • The Nation of Islam, Past and Present, their Contribution & Responsibility to history and our struggles today - 4/17/10
  • The Black Church, Past and Present, Contribution & Responsibility to history and our struggles today - to be scheduled

  • Play, skit, video: featuring youth and addressing relevant topics such as image, education, language, job readiness, leadership, personal branding, health, education, dealing with police, crime.
  • Rites of Passage
  • Youth Night
  • CAN on the road, around the globe
  • CAN's CEO Program: Courage, Excellence and Overcoming.
  • African History Olympics 2011

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS:

  • Cesar E. Chavez
  • 1st Hispanic Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor
  • Cinco de Mayo

 

RESTORING ORIGINAL GREATNESS
  • Kwanzaa
  • African Presence in Mexico
  • Spanish as a Second Language
  • African History
  • Haiti: Successful Slave Liberation

 

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CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL "ALL THE CHILDREN ARE WELL"

 PLAN - SEE THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS
 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR PERSONAL YOUTH ACTION PLAN

THE SCHOTT 50 STATE REPORT ON BLACK MALES & EDUCATION: AUGUST 2010

 

 

On Tuesday, January 5th, we conducted a thorough review of the analysis provided by the Children's Defense Fund. Our focus was on their Cradle to Prison Pipeline. This included a discussion on our preliminary plan of action for this year focused on our Youth. Our Youth Plan will be posted here shortly.

 

 

 

Click the link below to see the Children's Defense Fund website/analysis: 

 

 

CHILDRENS DEFENSE FUND

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